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Address: 1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA 50009-0901
Phone Number: 800-325-9015

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good food / great value

They have a nice buffet. I've been there several times and never had a complaint about the food. Always fresh and good flavor. My only complaint would be on the service side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Maricopa, Arizona
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Maricopa, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

They have a nice buffet. I've been there several times and never had a complaint about the food. Always fresh and good flavor. My only complaint would be on the service side. They have some good servers but a few bad apples too

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Orangeville
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Went here for the evening on the way back to Wisconsin from Wichita. It was a perfect night to watch the horse races and people. Had a free shuttle to and from motel. Dinner was excellent, had a fish platter with extra shrimp, all was fresh and very tasty. I am not a gambler nor do I play the horses... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Great food at the buffet, lots of choices, even at 7:30 am. Friendly wait staff, refilled glasses often. A bit pricey, but worth it as a special splurge.

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Mesa, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The casino was okay, the buffet was great, and the horse races were entertaining. We plan to stop there again next year when we travel from Arizona to Wisconsin and back.

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norman,ok
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139 reviews 139 reviews
48 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

as we were staying in des moines, we spent a couple of hours at this casino. first off sign up for a players card and get asked a lot of questions? lie e.mail etc. then they do give you a used deck of cards but no sign up promotions, then as i like to play video poker i went to... More 

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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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120 reviews 120 reviews
46 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The slots are a little tight, but we had fun. We ate at the cafe, and the food was decent but nothing exciting. We would return if we were in the area. This place is very close to Des Moines.

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Lansing
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It had a large variety of machines. The staff was very helpful. The best thing was there was a separates non-smoking area which I really liked. There is also a very nice restaurant there which serves everything buffet style. A

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Westmoreland, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It was a great time.Races were fun the Hotel at Prariae Meadows was very nice, clean and no smoke smell. Service and the people taking care of us were wonderful at the track and the buffet was really good.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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107 reviews 107 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Live horse racing, simulcast horse and dog racing, live poker, slots, black jack, craps, this place has it all, including complimentary shuttle service to and from local hotels. The poker room is great and regularly has 1/2 and 2/5 No limit hold em as well as 3/6 or 4/8 limit hold em with a kill. When I was here on... More 

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West Bend, WI
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117 reviews 117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We enjoyed our casino visit and appreciated that this casino is not as noisy as many. Also noticed they were not as smoky either. Bartender we had seemed quite inexperienced but drinks were good and reasonably priced. Lots of newer slots but also a good selection of some of the older ones.

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