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Address: 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-2115
Phone Number: +1 800-325-9015
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Prairie Meadows is the premier destination for gaming and entertainment in...

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 favorite table games, Prairie Meadows has everything you need to get your game on. Win place or show,there's nothing like the heart-pounding thrill of live racing on our one-mile racetrack. Join us for live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing every April - October. It's pure excitement start to finish. Casino action, live horse racing, a variety of dining options and great entertainment are waiting for you at Prairie Meadows.

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People were friendly. Amenities were good as well as cleanliness of the place. Overall good visit & satisfied.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Alicia K
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Iowa
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I prefer this casino over all in the Omaha metro area. Clean, plentiful games, and friendly staff. Very large smoke-free area. Plenty of food to choose from on site. Worth the 2 hour drive from Omaha.

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Thank rnvball
Iowa
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

People were friendly. Amenities were good as well as cleanliness of the place. Overall good visit & satisfied.

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Thank Alicia K
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I actually went with my Mother to play slots. She likes to play pennies, I prefer to play quarters. I go every so often to play. My Mother & brother go more often. My brother really enjoys playing bingo. He likes the slots too. We enjoy just getting out for awhile. We don't go there planning on making it rich.... More 

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1 Thank Tracey T
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10 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We stop every time we come through town. Sometimes we win but sometimes we loose. They always have the latest games. The casino is always clean. Not too smokey and we'll air conditioned. You won't get a bonus very often and we never saw anyone with more than $100 on a machine.

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Thank Tammy H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Loud..stinks..air quality not good. Hot in places..cold in others...machines are too close and can not stand and watch your party play. Which Im sure its a marketing thing. Not enough videi poker machines that are different. About all the same pay outs. Nickles you cant win on..only 25cent max..No triple on them either. Too tight.People hit machines and shakes them..Food... More 

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Thank Google U
Iowa
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112 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I live fairly close to this casino, but I have gone to others more and more because I never win much, if any. Went last night, happened to clear $20. That was a good night. They obviously are making BIG profits as the place looks like a gigantic castle. Multiply that with parking and grounds area that would make Yellowstone... More 

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Lindstrom, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Stopped in for a few hours while in the area and gambled and ate at the race track cafe. We appreciated the large no smoking area and the variety of machines. Wife and I played 2 machines for a few hours going up and down in money without loosing anything, We got bored and ventured into the smoking areas where... More 

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103 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

I always liked a good buffet, and was disappointed to find the only hot vegetable was mashed potatoes, and that was at the very end of the choice line, almost hidden away. There was roast beef, and other choices, a salad bar with some variety, and desserts to choose from, however, the lack of other hot vegetables besides the mashed... More 

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1 Thank Ileen E
Durham, North Carolina
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57 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

The casino itself was a little bit outdated, but we had a lot of fun playing the slot machines. I enjoyed the fact that they had free beverages. My biggest complaint was that they allowed smoking in much of the casino. The smoke was overwhelming at times. They do have a smoke free section, but most of the machines we... More 

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Thank Michael D
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Prairie Meadows is a good clean place with a lot of options surrounding the casino. They have horse racing as an option and Adventureland nearby and a campground is attached to Adventureland. I like it I'll come back

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