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Arlington Park

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Lots of Fun in the Summertime!

Arlington Park Race Track is a wonderful place to go with the family. We picnic'd and had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lowell W
Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful racetrack and family friendly

We live near by- so can go often. Grounds and buildings are immaculate. Plenty of family activities... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Benna H
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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...more
2200 W Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1004
+1 847-385-7500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arlington Park Race Track is a wonderful place to go with the family. We picnic'd and had a wonderful time. Rented a picnic table, and had room for us and the grandkids. I have been taking my family there for over 25 years, and it...More

1  Thank Lowell W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were at tables on the terrace and were abruptly asked to leave by racetrack employees. We were told the tables were reserved. No one EVER came to sit there. Rude. We usually have a lovely time but this left a bad taste...

1  Thank dmsalazar22
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We live near by- so can go often. Grounds and buildings are immaculate. Plenty of family activities and help with wagering if you need it. Can get up to the rail to watch the horses and have picnic tables and live music also on most...More

1  Thank Benna H
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I am not a gambler, so going for that reason is a waste of time. The grounds are beautiful and the horses are amazing to watch. The downside, the food and beverages are expensive. About the same as you would pay at a Cubs or...More

2  Thank BartlettDan
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We planned our visit to Arlington Park on a Thursday, "Value Day", offering online admission discounts as well as the use of picnic tables without reservations. Free parking (lot D or E) is a close walk to the Grandstand. We brought in a stroller and...More

2  Thank Ferns444
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I'm suprised they haven't started charging for parking, because it seems greed has taken over here. The $10 regular entry isn't too bad - but what nerve to charge people for trying to save by bringing in a cooler or food bag. Guess they don't...More

1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We've been to horse tracks all over the country and this is our favorite by far. It's clean and well maintained and simply gorgeous! We are seniors and so appreciate that it only costs us $4.00 to get in and free parking is a short...More

1  Thank MNM1011
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This place offers doorway to fun, excitement, in a upscale environment and no matter if you win or not, you will come out ahead.

1  Thank jimwayne77
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Beauty is the word for the grounds of Arlington Park. The grounds are so well maintained and lovely. Parking is reasonable, seating is reasonable, but water and food...not so much! We were also amazed to find that the windows are now being run by computers...More

1  Thank emerald307
Reviewed 14 July 2018

One of the cleanest, nicest tracks I've been to. I saw many families there. Concessions a little pricey but not surprising.

1  Thank JoeyH01
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12 August 2018|
Response from Karen P | Reviewed this property |
In the general areas, yes.
12 August 2018|
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Response from Allen21096 | Reviewed this property |
Unless you have specific reservations, then everything would be first come, first served. For the best seating, I would get there early, maybe not an hour, but at least a half hour. On a busy weekend, or top races, you... More
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3 August 2018|
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Response from Allen21096 | Reviewed this property |
Free Parking is located throughout the park in lots A, part of B, parts of E and F. Preferred Parking ($5) is located parts of lot B and E. Valet Parking ($10) is available at the Clubhouse entrance on the west end of the... More