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Prairie Meadows

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1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-2115
+1 800-325-9015
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Conference

Had a multi day conference here. Nice venue. Place was clean. Food was decent. Can handle very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Capt_America_IA
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Iowa
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Fantastic Time!

We visited here on a weekend trip and went on 3 different occasions during that trip. We had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hammy
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Minneapolis
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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 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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“horse races” (23 reviews)
“live racing” (5 reviews)
“triple crown” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-2115
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+1 800-325-9015
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a multi day conference here. Nice venue. Place was clean. Food was decent. Can handle very large groups.

Thank Capt_America_IA
Prairie M, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the accommodations and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here on a weekend trip and went on 3 different occasions during that trip. We had a fantastic time, each visit! This is the least smokey casino I have ever been in. There are smokers there, but the ventilation system is top notch....More

Thank Hammy
Prairie M, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the variety of gaming options! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended a Conference held at the hotel. We stayed in a Junior King Suite and it was a very nice room. TV/Microwave are always a plus. Bed was big and comfy. One of the TV's didn't seem to work, but we never really needed...More

Thank David V
Prairie M, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you enjoyed the accommodations, dining options, and gaming! Thank you again, we look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little spot to drop by to watch some horseback racing. AJ's dining is in here as well. In addition there are a plethora of games if that is your thing. They also occasionally get in some pretty good concerts and comedians. The latest hotel...More

Thank mbug772017
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting! It's great to hear you enjoy the horse racing, AJ's Steakhouse, and our entertainment options. We appreciate you taking to time to leave a review. See you next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had to try our luck at the casino. No horse races during our visit. The casino is also a hotel with very nice rooms but has raised their rates so we no longer stay here. The buffet is good too. Parking is convenient. This area...More

Thank Marilyn R
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the buffet and convenient parking. If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for Prairie Gold Rewards during your next visit. As a member you will receive discounts on the hotel and special...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

I’ve been visiting this place for almost 5 years and have seen it grow in several ways. First, there is just more casino for everyone, more slots, more tables, even a poker room recently emerged. All good for a place to go and gamble; as...More

1  Thank e3paperman
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the free live music in the Finish Line Show Lounge and variety of gaming options. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 8 September 2017

The food was wonderful and it was so exciting to be able to watch horse races from all over the country while enjoying a luscious meal. Service was great also!

Thank Risata1951
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for dining with us! We're glad you enjoyed the races, your meal, and the service. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I go through Altoona about 6-8 times a year, very seldom do we win. My husband won once. The slots are super duper tight! Last time, my husband was lucky enough to break even! We don't plan on coming back.

Thank pigtails65
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for visiting. Unfortunately, we can't guarantee a jackpot for everyone, but our payback percentage is comparable to other Iowa casinos. You can view the payback percentages by visiting https://irgc.iowa.gov/document/casino-payback-percentages. We hope you give us another try.

Reviewed 3 September 2017

We spent some time at this casino recently and enjoyed the atmosphere, the variety of slots and the friendly staff. What we didn't enjoy was the low rate of payback we experienced. It may be that we were playing the wrong machines or just not...More

Thank daleccccc
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to review our property. We're sorry to hear about your luck and hope you give us another try.

Reviewed 24 July 2017

what a great entertaining place to meet with friends....the horse races, restaurants, casino, the bands...EVERYTHING!!! It never disappoints!!

Thank Mary S
Abbey E, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for coming out! Our goal is to be the best entertainment destination around, and are glad you enjoy all of the entertainment options we have to offer. We look forward to your next visit!

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CRB78
6 July 2017|
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Response from riderhorse | Reviewed this property |
Around 10:30 pm
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Meghan M
1 March 2015|
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Response from Guitarjess | Reviewed this property |
At the times of the year races happen, they go until about 11pm.
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