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Address: 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-2115
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Prairie Meadows is the premier destination for gaming and entertainment in...

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 favorite table games, Prairie Meadows has everything you need to get your game on. Win place or show,there's nothing like the heart-pounding thrill of live racing on our one-mile racetrack. Join us for live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing every April - October. It's pure excitement start to finish. Casino action, live horse racing, a variety of dining options and great entertainment are waiting for you at Prairie Meadows.

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I enjoyed going out to Prairie Meadows in looking at all the slot machines and then checking on the table games see if anybody's winning anything big.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 February 2017
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Altoona, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed going out to Prairie Meadows in looking at all the slot machines and then checking on the table games see if anybody's winning anything big.

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1 Thank riderhorse
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us! See you next time! More 

Iowa
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Spent 2 days here at a convention. Excellent for this type of event. Many things under one roof and lot's space for a product show. Very clean and organized. Maybe a little too organized. When an event is over on a scheduled time a large cleanup crew comes in and removes tables and anything else in there way ( including... More 

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Thank Iowatravelman
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback. Your comments have been shared with the necessary departments and will surely help us deliver a better experience to our guests. We hope you come back and try us again soon! More 

Sioux City, Iowa
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171 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We stopped at Prairie Meadows Casino during a recent trip to Des Moines and were pleased to find that the Casino now has a much large smoke free area. Casinos are the only businesses in Iowa that allow indoor smoking and many, including ourselves, limit our visits to casinos due to the smoking. At many Iowa casinos, the non-smoking areas... More 

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Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in! We are happy to hear our effort to minimize smoke in non-smoking areas is benefiting our guests. We work diligently to ensure our environment is comfortable for all of our guests, and will continue to keep an eye on changes that need to be made in order to do so. Thanks for your feedback. We... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My wife and I stopped by to check out the facilities while we were visiting the area. Casino was clean and had all the options of different games and multiple choices of cuisine. The entire area was very clean well maintained. The spring-fall option of the horse track was a nice change to the normal casino scene.

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Thank jamesmD8728ZS
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the gaming and dining options! We work hard to provide the best entertainment experience possible and appreciate the positive feedback. Come back for live racing this spring for even more excitement! More 

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70 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Slots are tight, drinks are expensive. It's clean. Wonderfully located for shopping and Adventureland. Fun place but don't expect to bring home the jackpot. We go here enough to know that it's not the best place to come home as a winner in Iowa.

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Thank JOHN S
Des Moines, Iowa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

If you have any problems with smoking, this is not the place for you. MarcyDiner tantrum scale of 2/5-loud environment, but no screaming kids. The machines make a lot of noise.

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Thank init4keeps
Mary E, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this review

I'm sorry the smoke seemed to bother you. We do have many areas of the casino that are delegated to non-smoking, as well as a non-smoking table games area and non-smoking Poker Room. We invest in the highest air quality systems to help alleviate this concern for our guests as much as we can. More 

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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I prefer this casino over all in the Omaha metro area. Clean, plentiful games, and friendly staff. Very large smoke-free area. Plenty of food to choose from on site. Worth the 2 hour drive from Omaha.

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Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

People were friendly. Amenities were good as well as cleanliness of the place. Overall good visit & satisfied.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I actually went with my Mother to play slots. She likes to play pennies, I prefer to play quarters. I go every so often to play. My Mother & brother go more often. My brother really enjoys playing bingo. He likes the slots too. We enjoy just getting out for awhile. We don't go there planning on making it rich.... More 

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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stop every time we come through town. Sometimes we win but sometimes we loose. They always have the latest games. The casino is always clean. Not too smokey and we'll air conditioned. You won't get a bonus very often and we never saw anyone with more than $100 on a machine.

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