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“Beautiful Facility” 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Beautiful Facility”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

What a great way to spend a day - you don't even need to bet at all in order to enjoy the day. The facility is sparkling clean from top to bottom. The gardens are colorful and perfectly maintained. The staff is wonderfully helpful and nice. The whole place is a joy to visit, and if you bet and win, even better!
Usually there is some other entertainment near the picnic areas, but we just like to sit in the stands, or walk to the back when the horses are coming out, and listen to the details given by the experts on the horses.
They have a variety of food for sale, it is all very good quality and fairly priced. Lots of healthy choices as well as unhealthy choices.
We have lived in AH most of our lives and always go to the track a couple of times during the season. A really great wholesome day for the whole family.

Visited August 2013
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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“A great Summer weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

The park has been in the area for decades. It is a classy place, but has activities geared to make it a great spring-summer family outing. Other things are nearby. And if nothing else, you can enjoy the horses.

Visited July 2013
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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6 reviews
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“Nice park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very nice facility but can be an expensive day without the gambling! I come here pretty often since I live in the neighborhood but that also means I can just run over after the 7th race when it's free to enter. It's a nice place to hold an event too or just plan a group outing. I also enjoy going to Trackside on Euclid in the off season.

Visited September 2013
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“A Day in the Sun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Win or lose, its a great place to watch a few races and enjoy the day. The facility is clean food is pretty good and everybody is friendly. The town of Arlington Heights is close by and you can enjoy a lot of different kinds off food at reasonable prices.

Visited July 2013
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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“Great Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had a large group of people and reserved 3 picnic tables. We all brought food in to share & each person was allowed to bring in a small cooler. It was a beautiful day and we all had a great time. There was also a band playing & the bar & betting area was right behind us. I went there earlier in the morning to put plastic tablecloths on 3 tables under a tree, to save them.

Visited August 2013
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