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Prairie Meadows

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Great Time Here

We enjoyed our time here. Great venue. Great place to come with friends and spend time at the track... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Garry M
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Orillia, Canada
Wonderful Place to Lose Your Money

I just put in a review for another casino and realized I had never reviewed the casino closest to... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
RVIDI
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Ames, Iowa
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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 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time at the horse races & Casino. Live music was free in the lounge area. Fun for couples. I’ll skip the buffet next time though, the $7 lodes nachos supreme we had at the snack area by 2nd floor horse racing...More

Thank SheilaLeigh
PrairieM2, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of your time here. We have great food finds at multiple locations around our property so we are glad you found something you liked. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time here. Great venue. Great place to come with friends and spend time at the track and casino. Recommend this spot.

Thank Garry M
Prairie M, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are glad that you had a great time at our horse racing track and in the casino with all of your friends. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the hotel and frequented the casino floor a few times. There are smoking and non smoking sections. Overall the smoking section didn't seem too bad. Slot machines were much newer and the place was very clean.More

Thank Jamie G
Prairie M, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Prairie Meadows offers smoking and non-smoking gaming areas for both slots and table games. We also try to make sure we are always getting in new gaming options for our...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018

I hadn't been to Prairie Meadows for two years or so and noticed a number of changes. 1) Prairie Meadows now has armed security officers to supplement their existing security personnel. I asked what prompted the change. It wasn't that there was any problems at...More

Thank EngelkingCGMN
Prairie M, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you for your review. And yes, we have had a lot of changes out here in the last few years and will continue to make more to the look and feel of our property as well as for the safety of our guests. We...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

I just put in a review for another casino and realized I had never reviewed the casino closest to home! I go to Prairie Meadows a couple of times a year with my wife, her sister and my brother-in-law. We usually go to play the...More

Thank RVIDI
Prairie M, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoy a variety of the different gaming options we have available as well as the food at AJ's Steakhouse. We hope you and your family continue to come back for years to come.

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Prairie Meadows race track is a classier track than many others. The trainer I worked with was the assistant to the person I worked with at Oaklawn racetrack.

Thank BrianS3665
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We had to go to grimes to go pick up my mother from my sisters house and my mom loves to play the slot machines while I like horse racing. So we decided to go to prairie meadows. This place is a place I have...More

Thank tamaram651
Prairie M, Marketing Team at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

We're extremely happy we were able to provide great entertainment for you and your family while visiting Prairie Meadows! Thank you for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We visited Prairie Meadows racetrack for their extreme race day. When we arrived we were disappointed to find that children and those under the age of 21 were not allowed to go above the main floor. This is understandable, however, they do not have a...More

Thank Zenithcitybrooke
Prairie M, Marketing Team at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

We're sorry you didn't enjoy your time at Prairie Meadows for the extreme race day. We have already taken feedback about not having enough shaded areas available for the races and plan to be more prepared next time. We hope your next visit is a...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went for a get away to see the ponies and play on the slots. We had a great time. Slits were fun and I won enough to keep me playing. Horses were fun. Always a joy to see them run. Very...More

Thank Robbintravels
Prairie M, Marketing Team at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

We're happy you and your husband has a great time at Prairie Meadows. We appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to seeing you and your husband again soon! Thank you!

Reviewed 3 July 2018

I am not a huge gambler, however I do love the horse races. Go with some friends you can bet against each other to see who wins. If you want to bet, the minimum bet is $2. You can be a lot of fun with...More

Thank Beth N
Prairie M, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you for your review and we are glad you had a fun time with your friends here at Prairie Meadows. There are plenty of things to do here even if you are not a big gambler so we are glad you found that to...More

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Melinda S
17 August 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
15 July 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
11 May 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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