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

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Good Buffet, Nice Track Atmosphere outside

We have eaten at the buffet several times and it is clean, decent quality for a buffet and the wait staff is very good quality. The cost is a little steep, but the value is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Potosi, Wisconsin
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125 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Casino is very nice. Machines and table games.The food concession is above par for fast food. Didn't have a chance to go to AJ's, the upscale restaurant. The horse race track, stands , barns, padocks etc are very nice and easy to access. The payoffs when you win are especially sweet.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Better than the average casino for me because of the horse races. Quite enjoyable way to spend a spring or summer evening with friends trackside.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have eaten at the buffet several times and it is clean, decent quality for a buffet and the wait staff is very good quality. The cost is a little steep, but the value is pretty decent. If you talk to the chefs they are very knowledgeable about gluten free options and many of the items are made from scratch... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Such fun watching live racing! This track is top-notch, with a casino attached. It is immaculately clean, and the staff we interacted with is friendly and knowlegeable. We had dinner at their steakhouse, AJ's, and it was truly superb. From the appetizers right through dinner, our server, Stephanie, took excellent care of us, and the food was great. Our filet... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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71 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Another casino favorite while visiting relatives in Iowa. Easy off-on freeway access, although there was construction on I-80 while we were there. Nice, clean, larger casino. I got my review on the Horseshoe in Council Bluffs confused with Prairie Meadows. . . Horseshoe does not have a racetrack, but Prairie Meadows does. Lots of smoking and non-smoking areas and lots... More 

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

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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39 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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142 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Address: 1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA 50009-0901
Phone Number: 800-325-9015
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona

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