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Prairie Meadows

Address: 1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA 50009-0901
Phone Number: 800-325-9015
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Altoona
Type: Horse Tracks, Casinos & Gaming
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Type: Horse Tracks, Casinos & Gaming

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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I guess I've been spoiled by Vegas but this place is smoke filled and the gamblers are very rude. They hover over you if they want to play the same machine or table game after you. It was hard to take. Most of the people there actually think they're going to hit it big rather than going for some fun... More 

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Newton, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This place has it all, Event Center, Casino, and a hotel with bar build into it. The Casino has blackjack tables and texas hold em and more, Up to date Machines to gamble on also. Also nice that they have a location for smokers only.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We stayed here in Jan. 2013, and although we loved the hotel, we were not as happy with the casino that time. This time we stayed on a Sat. night while traveling through, and again the hotel was wonderful. (kudos to Steve at the front desk who was great!) although it was over $200, the king suite was worth it,... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
54 helpful votes 54 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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