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Prairie Meadows

1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA 50009-0901
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Altoona
Type: Horse Tracks, Casinos
Most recent review
- Mar 17, 2014
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Jefferson, Iowa
4 reviews 4 reviews
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Naperville, IL
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

If you have been to one casino in the Midwest you been to them all. This being a little bigger and roomer then others, they still have more smoking sessions then not. I guess I am not a true gambler since I feel bad for those who seem to be hooked on this activity. Young and old alike sit using... More

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Waukee, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I love Prairie Meadows, especially when the horses run. Our grandkids when they come to town love to go see. My husband and I like Sr. Breakfast day then we go up to play for a few hours. My second favorie casino in the state. it's just about 20 miles from where I live. I always get a tad back,... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stop by the race track anytime we are in town and the horses are running. It’s a great time for the whole family. Kids can get really close to the trackside and watch the horses run. The new hotel is a very nice addition, a bit overpriced in my opinion, but none the less very nice! The casino has... More

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Willowbrook, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

First time visiting for live horse racing. Lets of fun to watch the horses before, after and during the races.

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