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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
- Sep 16, 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Alaska
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77 reviews 77 reviews
5 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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39 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I stop at most casinos on my travels and I give this one praise for having a decent sized non-smoking section. There seemed to be plenty of places to eat and the live horse racing track would have been great to visit if I had been there during a race day. I would stop by again if I were traveling... More

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Springfield IL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I went here while visiting my sister's family in Des Moines. Prairie Meadows is a very big complex, and even has live horse racing. We ate at the buffet, which was so-so. Pretty much standard fare, the food was okay, but nothing special. The casino is very large, but many of the slot machines seem old and outdated, and it... More

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Iowa
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27 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Its a day at the track and the casino. Valet parking a very nice fooor plan. I enjoyed it. it has a nice size with a great view of the track.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Despite the fact that I am yet to have a winning trip at this casino, I continue to return because I always have fun. The recent renovations are fantastic--they give the casino more of a Las Vegas vibe as opposed to a locals casino. The machines outnumber the table games by a fair margin, which is something I think the... More

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