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Address: 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-2115
Phone Number: 18003259015
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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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Friendly Casino and great service!!!

We enjoy the casino at Prairie Meadows as the casino is huge and offers a variety of gaming. The employees are very friendly and eager to offer assistance should help be needed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sarah S
Fort Dodge
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Fort Dodge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoy the casino at Prairie Meadows as the casino is huge and offers a variety of gaming. The employees are very friendly and eager to offer assistance should help be needed.

Thank Sarah S
Valley View, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a non-smoking area of the casino which is really nice. They have a wide assortment of slot machine games - my favorite is video poker and they had a large selection of those. Have been there several times when I visit Iowa and it's always a fun time. Have had some good pay outs there!

Thank suecarr1111
Altoona, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice casino, however don't expect to stay long unless you have unlimited funds!!!!! I don't expect to win anything but it would be nice to be able to play alittle bit. But going though $100.00 in 30 minutes on penny and quarter machines is very sad. The hotel is nice alittle on the pricey side though.

Thank Blumel58
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A fun place to go to see some horse racing. The food and beer is pretty spend, but it's still pretty fun. The casino portion is very typical and doesn't seem to offer anything special over any other casino

Thank Adahm F
Warsaw, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time in the casino and track. Casino is very large (surprisingly so to us) clean and well kept. Floor staff were quick to respond is assistance was needed.

Thank TLC62379
Adams, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here and was anxious to check out the horse racing. That was fun and something different!

Thank 997thanson
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see the races for the first time and really had a great time. The employees we came in contact with were nice and patient with us, as first timers. The kids had a really great time and liked to see the horses. This was a fun and fairly inexpensive way to spend an evening. The only thing I... More 

Thank BG340
Altoona, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was impressed to see the buffet was newly remodeled with up to date modern decor and the food was fabulous! Waiters are always kind and prompt. Will definitely return with the rest of the family.

Thank bucklesx5
Davenport, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended the annual camel, zebra and ostrich racing. Fun to see but was expecting a longer race and more of them. In between was horse racing. The buffet was delicious! Lots of variety and easy to maneuver around the long buffet tables. Attentive table servers for our other needs.

Thank Jean D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here after left Adventureland Inn at 10pm. Not only was the price better, the staff was amazing, super sweet to my whole family, especially the kids, it was also cleaner and more elegant! Highly recommend! I can't say enough positive things about our stay!

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