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Prairie Meadows

Address: 1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA 50009-0901
Phone Number: 800-325-9015
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Altoona
Type: Horse Tracks, Fun & Games, Casinos & Gambling
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Type: Horse Tracks, Fun & Games, Casinos & Gambling

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I don't gamble, so I can't really contribute much as far as gaming experience. The smoking inside is a huge turn off for me. The non-smoking area is tiny in comparison to the rest of the place.

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Davenport, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

No Glass glasses for wine. No AM room service Everything else was wonderful. A very comfortable room.

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Ankeny
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The casino was just recently updated and is now very modern and nice. They have tons of slots so plenty to choose from. They have smoking and non-smoking sections and a very nice horse track which is fun in the summer. The drink prices are a little steep compared to other local bars.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I guess I've been spoiled by Vegas but this place is smoke filled and the gamblers are very rude. They hover over you if they want to play the same machine or table game after you. It was hard to take. Most of the people there actually think they're going to hit it big rather than going for some fun... More 

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Newton, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This place has it all, Event Center, Casino, and a hotel with bar build into it. The Casino has blackjack tables and texas hold em and more, Up to date Machines to gamble on also. Also nice that they have a location for smokers only.

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OH
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We stayed here in Jan. 2013, and although we loved the hotel, we were not as happy with the casino that time. This time we stayed on a Sat. night while traveling through, and again the hotel was wonderful. (kudos to Steve at the front desk who was great!) although it was over $200, the king suite was worth it,... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My husband and I love going to play games at Prairie Meadows, but the problem is if you go on a busy night, it is so smokey that we can't stay very long. I appreciate that they have expanded the non-smoking sections and improved the airflow, but it drifts in from the chain smokers. Also, the newest and best games... More 

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Altoona, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It's a great Hotel. It's about 100.00 give or take what's happening in Des Moines and surrounding areas but worth the money. It's more an adult hotel than a kid hotel as its connected to the casino

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140 reviews 140 reviews
23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

This was a very pleasant surprise. We went for the quarter horse races. Myths track is very nice. We had a table and enjoyed the buffet. It was good food and a great value. We then went into the casino that was also very nice, we will definitely be back. It was an extremely enjoyable evening on all fronts.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Nicely done for a smaller casino. The staff is wonderful! Nice place for a quick gamble. Just need more tables games open.

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