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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
- Jul 6, 2014
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English first
North of Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We spent an evening here recently on our casino trip in Iowa. We did NOT stay at the hotel as it is expensive. We stayed at the Best Western and highly recommend that place. The casino itself seems a little tight. Neither of us even came close to keeping even, so we called it an early night. The horses were... More

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Rogers
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The hotel is very bright and modern. We love staying here! Everything is clean and looks new!the decorations are up to date. A five star hotel! Highly recommend!

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ROSSVILLE
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We went and ate at the Triple Crown Buffet with a group of 10. We ate and watched the horse races. Had a great time watching the races and giving each other a hard time on our "horse picks". We have decided this will be a continuing tradition when we are in Des Moines for the World Pork Expo.

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I recently attended opening night for thoroughbred horse racing on 4/18, and I encountered the same issues as last time. This led me to write a review, as after only one experience I wouldn't feel right about doing so. To preface, I am not a slot machine player, and rarely ever a table games player so I should point out... More

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Jefferson, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The newly remodeled casino is beautiful! Easy to navigate and the staff and bar tenders are all friendly.

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Batavia, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We ate at the Triple Crown Buffet with is a little pricey but has an excellent variety and even orders like pasta made to order. The servers were great.... Very Attentive servers. The casino is large...the staff there is very helpful too. They are remodeling so there's scaffolding everywhere. Can't wait to see what it looks like when they are... More

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Coralville, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

definitely one of the worst casino experiences! we stop at all casinos that we can in our travels. this one is one of the worst gaming experiences we've had. tried stopping a few times and it's always the same. machines are really, really tight! don't see any winners, yours or others around you. i will say the place is really... More

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Rockton, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I was staying in the hotel for one night and decided to spend some time in the casino for a break. Slot machines everywhere and a few table games. Drinks and table service were reasonable for a casino. No horse racing going on when I was there. I enjoy playing roulette and had a much different experience here than at... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Friend and I drove 4 hours from KC to participate in the HPT weekend. The hotel itself was pretty nice. We ate at the buffet the first afternoon but was not impressed. So unless you want as much to eat as possible for a cheap price, go eat somewhere else. However the casino itself, the dealers and especially Brandon the... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the rv park next door while in town which was nice and much cheaper than comparable parks across the country. My husband doesn't gamble but he enjoyed how much we walked away with due to my good luck. They are doing some upgrading but as is its a nice place. Pretty cool to sit at a slot... More

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