Prairie Meadows

Prairie Meadows, Altoona: Hours, Address, Prairie Meadows Reviews: 4/5

Prairie Meadows
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Convention Centres • Casinos • Horse Tracks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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 June - 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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FranconiaMN
Shafer, MN24 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We stopped at the casino for an evening on our way though Des Moines and played slots and ate at the paddock restaurant. Food was surprisingly good! We won playing the slots and had fun. Lots of machines. The staff was very friendly and the place was very clean. They had people cleaning machines. Masks are required but we have no problem with that . We will defiantly be back!
Written 16 November 2021
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JaJkH6576
Saint Joseph, MO74 contributions
Jun 2021
A good time in a very clean Casino. an abundant gambling options from slots to table, Sports betting to the Horses. keep it fun
Written 8 June 2021
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Thank you for the awesome review and feedback! We're glad you had a good time and we hope to see you again soon!
Written 22 June 2021
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Carolyn S
30 contributions
May 2021
The two plus hours I was there, not once did I hear any bells/whistles. No big winners in spite of the large number of people there. Would like to think that someone did well!!
Written 13 May 2021
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Unfortunately, we can't guarantee a jackpot for everyone, but our payback percentage is comparable to other Iowa casinos. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 17 May 2021
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Floyd G
Altoona, IA2 contributions
Apr 2021
First valet parking was discontinued and now the shuttle bus hours have been cut drastically. The parking lot is a long way from the front door and many of us find it too far to walk... especially on a cold, windy day. The best bet would be to restore valet parking.
Written 17 April 2021
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Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate all comments – both good and bad – as it helps us improve. We passed your comments along to the appropriate areas. Have a great day!
Written 19 April 2021
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Harry D
Saint Louis, MO72 contributions
Oct 2020
tempature check at door and masks required place is very clean, staff very nice, socially distance easy as machine are blocked off
Written 20 October 2020
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Thank you for visiting us. We are happy to hear you had a great time at Prairie Meadows. Thank you again for the five star review and we hope to see you again soon!
Written 22 October 2020
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BikeHawk
Sioux City, IA438 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We spent a night at hotel and went into casino. Obviously, casinos have had to make Covid adjustments and perhaps one- fourth or more of slots had to be turned off. Other Iowa casinos, used more plexiglass dividers in order to keep machines on. There was a mask requirement with numerous PA system reminders which was fine, however, this casino still allowed smoking in half of its footprint so smokers were constantly pulling their masks up and down, touching their mouths and then touching the machines - so the masks were not that much protection in our opinion. We also felt that we saw fewer and less frequent wiping down of machines than in other casinos we have been in. ( There are four native owned casinos in Iowa and all four reopened 100% smoke free and are much cleaner. Nothing says dirty like sitting at a machine and finding a full ashtray.
Written 5 September 2020
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Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate all comments – both good and bad – as it helps us improve. We passed your comments along to the appropriate areas. Our staff has been doing everything to ensure the safety for all of our guests and employees. You can find out everything we're doing to ensure your safety on our Health and Safety guidelines page on our website - https://www.prairiemeadows.com/Reopening. Thank you again for your review and feedback and we hope to see you again soon.
Written 8 September 2020
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Traveling with Tracey
Loranger, LA88 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
Fun casino, very clean and they have a nonsmoking area!!
Horse racing is a must watch if you go. Machines are not tight.
Written 22 June 2020
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We're glad you had an awesome time at Prairie Meadows! Thanks for the five star review and we hope to see you again soon!
Written 7 July 2020
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Matt
Iowa City, IA1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
A friend and I decided to go try our luck and pm and well we did ok till we left. 1am we got a bad ice storm and at 1:30 am we decided we better get going. Walked out the front doors and got almost to the fountain and slipped on the ice and fell backwards right on my back and also busted my iPhone. There was no salt no ice melt no sand The valet guys saw me and no one came to help or asked if I was ok. My friend helped me up and I got home and noticed my back was really sore and I called the casino and made a report and spoke with a lady Pam Anderson she was nice and told me that she would get this reported to her to there insurance company. I went to the doctor and had an X-ray done on my back and I have a fractured bone on my lumbar. I turned everything into there insurance company and they came back and said the claim was denied and that they wasn’t at fault for my fall. So now I have an attorney and we are now taking the casino to court. What a shame that they couldn’t get ice melt down to protect people from slipping and falling and then turn around and claim there not at fault when clearly they are at fault and having that many staff members there someone could have gotten ice melt or sand down.
Written 14 February 2020
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Dennis
5 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
I inserted my ticket into an open machine and played like normal. An hour later security accosted me and said that another patron accidentally left money in the machine I was playing over two hours ago. I was told that any money abandoned in the machine was the property of prairie meadows. I was advised that I would be banned if I didn’t pay back the money that I didn’t even know was left in the slot machine. Then a rude little Asian security guard kept threatening criminal action if I didn’t give them a refund! I paid the guard out of pocket begrudgingly because I didn’t want to get banned for someone else’s negligence. I will never return to that casino in this lifetime and I have spent big money at that place since it first opened it’s doors. It is not the patrons fault if someone leaves money in a machine and leaves the area, no one I know assumes there is money in the machine when they insert their ticket. Why would anyone leave $50 and walk away. I was treated like a common criminal and I’ve never broken the law in my life!!!! Stay away from this place at all costs!
Written 2 January 2020
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We are sorry you did not enjoy your experience here at Prairie Meadows. We have passed along your feedback to the appropriate department.
Written 3 January 2020
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JAkles
Dallas, TX110 contributions
Apr 2019
Great Hotel. The rooms are very nice and very clean. They have a couple different restaurants and a Starbucks. I ate at the buffet for dinner a couple times and the cafe for breakfast and lunch and all the food was great. They have a entertainment venue, I’ve never been to a show there, but I have friends who live nearby who recommend it. I have seen good bands in the bar area of the casino. There is also a horse race track but the horses were not running while I was there. Lots of parking.. I absolutely recommend this property.
Written 12 November 2019
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Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here and hope to see you again soon!
Written 14 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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