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Arlington Park

2200 West Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60006
+1 847-385-7500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horse Tracks
Owner description: Described as "the most beautiful track in America", Arlington began Thoroughbred racing on October 13, 1927, when more than 20,000 fans braved the... more » Owner description: Described as "the most beautiful track in America", Arlington began Thoroughbred racing on October 13, 1927, when more than 20,000 fans braved the cold weather to celebrate the event in high style. Since then, Arlington International has become a social destination and perfect summer hangout to watch and wager on the amazing sport of Thoroughbred horse racing! Arlington offers beautiful venues for everything from corporate outings to reunions to weddings, and it's the ideal spot for groups of friends to catch-up, watch the ponies and meet new people. From Miller Lite Party in the Park on Friday, to Miller Lite Horses & Hops on Saturdays, to Sunday Family Days presented by Daily Herald, it's always a great time! « less
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Peru, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I'm not a big gambler, but this place is still a great place to go with friends. We had box seats. The section we were in had padded chairs, tv, table and wait staff. $15 per seat and we were on the finish line. For those that do bet the horses, they have kiosk or manned stations. Food and drink... More

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Round Lake, Illinois
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92 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I have been to Arlington Park a few times over the years (the last being in August 2014), and it is a fun destination to visit in Arlington Heights (by no means multiple times in a recent time-span). Depending on the day, it is typically $8 admission, and minimum $2 to bet on a horse (of course, you can bet... More

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Woodstock
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great weather, good food, family and friends! Oh and the horses were beautiful too! I have never been to a horse race and had a blast. You can bet and the minimum is $2!

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sunshine, cool breezes, afternoon outdoors, race betting, optional. Beautiful park, great views from any seat. Family picnic area and child friendly atmosphere.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We reserved spots in the Marquee tent for the Arlington Million as a birthday present. Being our first trip to Arlington, we wanted it to be a special experience, and it was more than we could have hoped!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I did lose, but not too much, I always go for the big money, who wants to win $2-3 ? Very clean, easy to get to, I parked in the disabled parking for my 81 year old mother, staff was very helpful & attentive, used a wheelchair for my mother who does not walk so good. Food & beer is... More

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Living in the area of Arlington Park, I don't get there as often as I should. I am not a gambling kinda gal but I love the beauty of the park, people watching and the cheers from the crowds. It amazes me how many people come out from the city to watch the horses race. It's always a fun place... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Bring the kids bring a picnic and sit on the grass. Bet on a few races, order a beer. Go on a Friday after work. Go watch the horses when they bring them out. Watch the bugler. Go watch the jockeys come in after the race and give the kids their goggles. It is a lovely venue!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I like the overall park, clean, efficient, and the overall views that offer to the visitors of the track.

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Palatine, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great way to spend the day! I live in the general area of the racetrack - yet I always seem to go somewhere else, or do something else. Then I go back to the track, watch a full day of races and go home with a big smile. Not being much of a gambler, I bet because it's fun. I... More

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