If you enjoy casino games, horse racing, fine dining and a great party atmosphere, you must take a trip to Prairie Meadows, Altoona, Iowa.
Set in impressive surroundings, Prairie Meadows offers something for everyone. There’s a sophisticated casino where you can while away an evening playing your favourite table games or perhaps trying your luck at the slot machines. There are also regular promotions and poker tournaments for the more competitive player.
From April through to October, Prairie Meadows’ one mile racetrack plays host to live televised thoroughbred and quarter horse racing. Evening racing takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday with an afternoon start on Sundays. Take in the excitement and glamour of special feature race days too – details are available on the full schedule.
If you love live music and a really great party, check out the headliner acts playing the Meadows Event Center. As well as shows featuring many legendary artists, you can enjoy free entertainment in the smaller and more intimate Finish Line Show Lounge. There’s a cozy open bar where you can order your favourite cocktails or an after dinner coffee.
To keep you well-fueled during your visit, there’s a café together with a good range of restaurants, a steak house and a grill to choose from. Menus are changed regularly so check out what’s available on the website before your visit and to make a reservation if required.
Accommodation & Amenities
Hotel accommodation is available on site with a great choice of rooms and suites at various rates. Chill out after the excitement of the races and relax before a night at the tables with a dip in the indoor salt-water swimming pool and hot tub. There’s also a fitness center for those who want to work off dinner and a business center so that you can keep an eye on work-related matters while you enjoy your break. Prairie Meadows runs a regular airport shuttle bus service, too.
Whether you’re looking for a weekend away for a special celebration or just a few days’ break from the routine of work, Prairie Meadows is an absolute must. Browse their website to see what packages they have on offer.
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