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Prairie Meadows

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Open Now: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Stopped in on a Monday night after having dinner in the area. Nice selection of slot machines... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
psshiss
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Marion, Iowa
Lost $$$ at every type of gaming attempted

Above average rating for having decent non-smoking areas, though not for having the latest games in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
4hawkswin
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  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“live racing”(6 reviews)
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Prairie Meadows is the premier destination for gaming and entertainment in the Midwest. With more than 85,000 square feet of casino action, we have every game you'll want to play this side of Vegas. Whether you enjoy the latest slot machine or your...more
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1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-2115
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped in on a Monday night after having dinner in the area. Nice selection of slot machines. Seemed like there was a good mix of smoking and non-smoking areas. Got a players card and the staff was very attentive. Had a nice visit and didn't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Above average rating for having decent non-smoking areas, though not for having the latest games in them. Also, why would you have to walk thru a large area dedicated to smokers to get to the non-smoking areas when coming from the hotel. It doesn't make...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 4hawkswin
Reviewed 4 days ago

nice casino lots of great machines. they have horse racing too. staff was helpful and friend. clean and safe . did not stay at hotel but it looked very nice lots of food choices on ground and also around casino and shopping outlet mall nearby

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank candy12360
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food. Good times playing black jack, craps and roullette. People were super nice. Enjoying the horse races was a bonus

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun, hubby and I had a great time! This was our first time visiting. Casino was clean, staff was friendly. Casino/track was easy to get to, plenty of parking. We enjoyed the horse races, my first time experiencing such an event firsthand. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 229mindym
Reviewed October 29, 2018

The Race Team and rest of the staff made sponsoring a race very easy and fun! We surprised our mother on her 90th birthday and she had the best time! She is the envy of everyone in town. Thank you sooo much for making this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nurskathy
PrairieM2, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thank you for your review and we are SO glad you and your family were able to enjoy your time out here for our live racing. What a wonderful way to surprise your mother for her 90th birthday. All of us here at Prairie Meadows...More

Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Approximately half or more of the slots in this casino are in smoke free areas. Non smokers don’t want second hand smoke, ashes on their machines, this is one of the few casinos in Iowa to make a significant effort to welcome non smokers. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BikeHawk
PrairieM2, Advertising Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thanks for the 5 star review BikeHawk! We really do appreciate your feedback as Prairie Meadows always strives to keep all guest happy while spending their time here. We're glad you enjoy our hotel and dining establishments. With that being said, thanks again for the...More

Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Could not make anything happen, not even for a minute. Money in and money gone. Casino was clean and neat and not bad as far as smoke odor.. Buffet food was good.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Love2Drive65
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We celebrated her 90th birthday. We surprised her by having the 6th race dedicated to her. They announced it over the PA system and posted her picture up on the big screen. After the race, we all went down to the winners circle and got...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PrairieM2, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Thank you for your review and we just want to say Happy 90th Birthday to Bev!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

very clean and courteous people....We would go there again...definitely! Easy access off of interstate

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kelliekenkel
PrairieM2, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thanks for you review and we are happy to hear that you made Prairie Meadows one of your destinations while in town for the Iowa State Fair!

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Melinda S
August 16, 2018|
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Response from rockteam | Reviewed this property |
Each race runs about 24 minutes and there are 10 races I am guessing
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Kay M
July 14, 2018|
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Response from PrairieM2 | Property representative |
Hi Prairie, there is no dress code for the breakfast buffet! So whatever is comfortable for you is good with us. Hope to see you soon! Thank you.
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Lori K
May 10, 2018|
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Response from PrairieM2 | Property representative |
Cameras are allowed for leisure use in outdoor venues only. Camera bags will need to be made available for search by security personnel. Pictures acquired in outdoor venues may not be sold, duplicated, or distributed.
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