Prairie Meadows
1 Prairie Meadows Dr. PO Box 1000
Altoona, Iowa, 50009-0901


Racing Dates: 2011-04-22 until 2011-10-01
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RacetrackTrack Length: 1 Mile
Stretch Length: 1,033 Feet
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Parking Capacity: 2621
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Prairie Meadows History

Prairie Meadows has been a vital part of the central Iowa community since its inception on March 1, 1989. The racetrack is located ten miles east of Des Moines, Iowa and features seasonal live thoroughbred, quarter horse and harness racing from April to November. Prairie Meadows Racetrack includes 1500 casino slot machines besides year-round simulcast facilities.

More About Prairie Meadows

1,750 slot machines, smoke-free Poker Room, outdoor Track Apron Stage, dine without missing a minute of the action, Finish Line Show Lounge, Triple Crown Eatery, Champions Restaurant, Aj\'s Fine Dining; Prairie Gold Club; Adventureland Amusement Park, Blank Park Zoo, The Civic Center, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines Botanical Center, Des Moines Menace, Des Moines Metropolitan Opera, Des Moines Symphony, Greater Des Moines Convention, Iowa Cubs, Iowa Events Center, Iowa Historical Museum, Iowa Stars Hockey, Knoxville Raceway, Living History Farms, Science Center of Iowa; Adventureland Inn, Heartland Inn, Howard Johnson Express, Motel 6, Settle Inn & Suites, Sleep Inn & Suites

How to get there:

If you want to come from the West, you require taking I-80 east to exit 142A. Turn right onto Highway 6 and take first left (east) onto Adventureland Drive. Prairie Meadows will be on your right. If you come from the eastern side of the track, you need to take I-80 west to exit 142. Turn left onto Highway 6. Take your first left (east) onto Adventureland Drive. And the racetrack will be on the right. To come from the North through I-35, merge onto I-80 east via exit 87A towards Davenport. Travel a little over four miles to exit 142A. Turn right onto Highway 6 and take first left (east) onto Adventureland. You will find the racetrack on your right. If you are willing to come from the north take I-35, merge onto highway 5 South on the southern edge of Des Moines. Highway 5 South becomes Highway 65 North. Take exit 83 toward Highway 6/Hubbell Avenue. Turn right onto Highway 6/Hubbell Avenue. Turn right onto Adventure Drive and the track will be on your right. Parking is completely free at Prairie Meadows.