Prairie Meadows-Altoona

Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa is just on the eastern side of Des Moines right off I-80.

It is a land-based casino with a lot to offer with amenities of their own and area attractions.

The Casino

Slot Machines: Over 2,000 slot machines.

Table Games: Blackjack, Single Deck Blackjack, Blackjack Switch, Roulette, and Craps as well as Progressive Pai Gow, Three-Card Poker, Crazy 4 Poker, Mini-Baccarat, Mississippi Stud and Ultimate Texas Hold ’em.

Poker: The smoke-free poker room has Texas Hold ’em, Omaha and Seven-Card Stud in their Clubhouse level. They also have weekly tournaments.


AJ’S Steakhouse, Triple Crown Eatery, CafĂ© at The Meadows, Champions Restaurant, and a number of concessions located throughout the casino.


The Prairie Meadows Hotel has 168 rooms connecting to the casino and an RV park next door. Visit for more lodging options and great deals.


There is a gift shop on site. Visit The Iowa Casinos Shopping Page to find great deals for women and men.

Other Amenities:

The Prairie Meadows Racetrack features live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing from April through October every Thursday through Sunday.

The Meadows hosts a number of headline bands throughout the year as well as live entertainment at their Finish Line Show Lounge.

Adventureland Amusement Park is also next door.


1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, IA 50009


(515) 967-1000

Prairie Meadows website


See my Prairie Meadows Casino review.


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