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“A day at Arlington Park” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Arlington Park

Arlington Park
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Owner description: Described as "the most beautiful track in America", Arlington began Thoroughbred racing on October 13, 1927, when more than 20,000 fans braved the cold weather to celebrate the event in high style. Since then, Arlington International has become a social destination and perfect summer hangout to watch and wager on the amazing sport of Thoroughbred horse racing! Arlington offers beautiful venues for everything from corporate outings to reunions to weddings, and it's the ideal spot for groups of friends to catch-up, watch the ponies and meet new people. From Miller Lite Party in the Park on Friday, to Miller Lite Horses & Hops on Saturdays, to Sunday Family Days presented by Daily Herald and Lipton Iced Tea, it's always a great time!
Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A day at Arlington Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Besides seeing the beautiful thoroughbreds run, you cal also walk down near the paddock and see them saddling up. The grounds are gorgeous and beautifully planted. The facilities are spacious and exquisitely maintained.
Parking is not a problem. There is even valet parking (but you'll have a long wait after the races to have your car retrieved).
A nice choice of dining is offered from sitdown to standup.
Great ice cream cones!

Visited August 2012
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Evanston, Illinois
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not What it Used to Be”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

I was disappointed in Arlington Park International. It looks run-down, the grounds are not as lavish as they used to be and the women's restroom was not maintained.

We had lunch in the Millionaire's Room. Food was just ok and the staff was not very attentive.

This is not the Arlington Park that I remember

Visited July 2012
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Glenview, Illinois
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful place for watching the horses race”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Arlington is more thanjust a race course. It has great amenities for the entire family. Kids can run around and hardly bother anyone, adults can enjoy the races, and everyone will have a great time.

Visited August 2012
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Winfield, Illinois
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108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great Afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

For a great fun filled afternoon Arlington Park is the place. Whether you are a heavy bettor or a light bettor or simply enjoy watching the races you will experience a great time.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Day at the tracks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Beautiful grounds. Great atmosphere. Very hard to pick the correct horse. Don't get talked into paying $2 for turfmaster. It doesn't help a rookie horse picker. When we finally picked the right horse, we were lucky to get a 20% return on our pick.

Visited September 2012
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