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Arlington Park

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Closed Now: 12:00 - 17:30
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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 3 weeks ago
Benna H
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Fun Outing With Little Ones!

We planned our visit to Arlington Park on a Thursday, "Value Day", offering online admission... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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
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2200 W Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1004
+1 847-385-7500
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Reviewed 6 days 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...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Benna H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank BartlettDan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Ferns444
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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.

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

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.

Thank JoeyH01
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Arlington Park Track remains the gold standard in the Midwest for either serious or simply fun seeking horseracing fans alike. The track is clean, safe, and spacious with plenty of dining options (try the Cowboy Grill on level 3) and plenty of betting stations for...More

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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