Prairie Meadows Racetrack

Features live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing from April through October every Thursday through Sunday.

Post Times

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 6:30pm

Sundays: 1pm

Also offers simulcasting all year long seven days a week for many greyhound and horse tracks across the country.

Be sure to see information on the Prairie Meadows Casino and other amenities.

address: 1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, IA 50009
phone: 1-800-325-9015
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Directions

From the West
Take I-80 east to exit 142A. Turn right onto Highway 6. Take your first left (east) onto Adventureland Drive. They will be on your right.

From the East
Take I-80 west to exit 142. Turn left onto Highway 6. Take your first left (east) onto Adventureland Drive. They will be on your right.

From the North
If you’re coming in on I-35 from the north, merge onto I-80 east via exit 87A towards Davenport. Travel a little over four miles to exit 142A. Turn right onto Highway 6. Take your first left (east) onto Adventureland Drive. They will be on your right.

From the South
If you’re coming in from south of Des Moines on 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 Adventureland Drive. They will be on your right.

From the Airport
Drive south on Fleur Drive upon exiting airport/parking and travel 1.5 miles. Merge onto Highway 5 SOUTH and travel 4.8 miles. Continue onto US 65 NORTH for 11.7 miles. Take Exit 83 and turn right (east) onto 8th Street SW. After traveling 0.5 miles, turn left onto Prairie Meadows Drive.

Parking
Parking is free at Prairie Meadows. They also offer free valet service and complimentary shuttle service from their parking lot directly to the main entrance.