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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 28 August 2018
Garry M
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Orillia, Canada
Bev Hanson's 90th Birthday

The Race Team and rest of the staff made sponsoring a race very easy and fun! We surprised our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nurskathy
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Atlanta, GA USA
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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 2 weeks ago

The Race Team and rest of the staff made sponsoring a race very easy and fun! We surprised our mother on her 90th birthday and she had the best time! She is the envy of everyone in town. Thank you sooo much for making this...More

Thank nurskathy
PrairieM2, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we are SO glad you and your family were able to enjoy your time out here for our live racing. What a wonderful way to surprise your mother for her 90th birthday. All of us here at Prairie Meadows...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Approximately half or more of the slots in this casino are in smoke free areas. Non smokers don’t want second hand smoke, ashes on their machines, this is one of the few casinos in Iowa to make a significant effort to welcome non smokers. The...More

Thank BikeHawk
PrairieM2, Advertising Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the 5 star review BikeHawk! We really do appreciate your feedback as Prairie Meadows always strives to keep all guest happy while spending their time here. We're glad you enjoy our hotel and dining establishments. With that being said, thanks again for the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Could not make anything happen, not even for a minute. Money in and money gone. Casino was clean and neat and not bad as far as smoke odor.. Buffet food was good.

Thank Love2Drive65
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We celebrated her 90th birthday. We surprised her by having the 6th race dedicated to her. They announced it over the PA system and posted her picture up on the big screen. After the race, we all went down to the winners circle and got...More

1  Thank jeffi96
PrairieM2, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we just want to say Happy 90th Birthday to Bev!

Reviewed 2 October 2018

very clean and courteous people....We would go there again...definitely! Easy access off of interstate

Thank kelliekenkel
PrairieM2, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thanks for you review and we are happy to hear that you made Prairie Meadows one of your destinations while in town for the Iowa State Fair!

Reviewed 2 October 2018

They have a lovely track. The outdoor seating is great. Easy access to place bets and to get food and drink. I am not an experienced horse better and they made me feel very welcome. A fun day at the track !!More

Thank Jackofalltrades1960
PrairieM2, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your time out here at the horse races and everything was convenient for you to access. We try and make sure our staff is friendly and approachable to help walk first time betters through...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 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 17 September 2018

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 28 August 2018

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 30 August 2018

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 26 August 2018

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 Jme L
Prairie M, Manager at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

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

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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
10 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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