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Prairie Meadows

1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA 50009-0901
800-325-9015
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Altoona
Type: Horse Tracks, Casinos
Most recent review
- Oct 18, 2014
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Des Moines, Iowa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I played at Prairie Meadows for about 2 years while I lived in Iowa and found it to be a fun place to play! If you are ever in Iowa, it is worth a trip for a number of reasons. 1) The variety of games offered is quite eclectic, with most tables offering 5$ minimums. It is easy to have... More

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Trenton, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

room was very clean great king size bed lots of pillows. price was a little high went to the casino for a little bit not impressed with it. But overall nice stay. would stay again.

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South Dakota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

One of the best casinos I've been to when it comes to separation of smoking and non-smoking areas. Too often, the non-smoking areas have very few machines but this was not the case here, it seemed to be well balanced and...well attended in BOTH areas!

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Austin, Texas
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40 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

1st time visitor, loved the race track and loved the casino. Soft drinks are free, alcohol is not. Lots of slots to play, and tried the buffet - had excellent prime rib on it, $16.95 all u can eat. Will be going back!

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Burlington, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited Prairie Meadows specifically for the horse races, this was my first time and I was very impressed. The facitlity was great and accomodating, you could watch/bet inside or outside right in front of the track. We had to go through the casino to get to the track and back inside so the constant showing of our ID was... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

I haven't been here for several years, but it's still my favorite casino in the Midwest. Payouts on video poker are good. The buffet I'd very reasonably priced and the food quality is very good. My wife, a slots player, also enjoyed the range of games. We'll be back.

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