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Prairie Meadows

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Stopped in on a Weeknight

Stopped in on a Monday night after having dinner in the area. Nice selection of slot machines... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
psshiss
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Marion, Iowa
Great place to stop at

The best time to get your bang for buck is during horse racing season...It is a state owned casino... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JTHEDIESEL
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Addison, Texas
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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 5 days ago

The best time to get your bang for buck is during horse racing season...It is a state owned casino and it is pretty decent considering.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

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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PrairieM2, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review and we are glad you had a nice time while visiting. Hope you stop back and see us again soon.

Reviewed December 11, 2018

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
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PrairieM2, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We do have smoking and non-smoking areas for both table games and slots in the casino and we are constantly switching up our variety of slot machines on the floor and where they are located to accommodate all guests. We...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018

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
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PrairieM2, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your time out here.

Reviewed December 11, 2018 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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PrairieM2, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by to leave a review. We are glad you had fun while you were here and we hope you stop back again sometime soon.

Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

I arrived around 6 pm. Dropped my vehicle off and explained to the attenDant that I had just purchased the vehicle and the window was stuck in the up position. When I came back to retrieve my vehicle around 10 pm it was a different...More

Thank Angela D
PrairieM2, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that you had this experience while visiting our property. Someone will be reaching out to you shortly if they haven't already to discuss. We want to make sure we get this taken care of in a timely manner.

Reviewed November 18, 2018 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
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PrairieM2, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed your time while you were here and hope to see you again next year.

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
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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
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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
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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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