Bells ringing, carnival-style music playing, gold virtual coins flying. Slot machines at Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack Hotel range from state-of-the-art graphics and touch screens to traditional classic reels with pull levers. No matter the game style, slots are hot at Prairie Meadows.
For the past 25 years, driving through the stunning light displays of Jolly Holiday Lights has been a tradition for thousands of families. Now, the beloved event is back at Adventureland in Altoona, and it’s bigger and brighter than ever.
Executive Chef Carl Eskridge has been leading the culinary team at Prairie Meadows for nearly two years. He shares with us his personal inspiration, favorite meals, wine pairings, and even some cooking tips.
Come to Autumn in Altoona and spend a crisp, fall evening with hot vendors, sweet treats, wine & craft beer sample, event swag & more. Meet us at the Laird…
You know where to go for a delightfully different, charmingly quirky, and instantly unforgettable off-beat adventure, but what if we told you a vision for more is in the works in your favorite Iowa city?
This week, we swung by Brightside Aleworks in Altoona, IA, and met with Andrew Frana, who co-founded the brewery with his wife, Molly, in 2014.
Give it a few weeks, and we’ll be breaking out the flannel and earmuffs, clutching our pumpkin spice lattes around the fire and streaming The Nightmare Before Christmas on repeat. In the meantime, we have to soak up every minute of summer.
Technology is all around us. From Siri to Alexa to app controlled thermostats, lights, and door locks, our lives depend on the ease and safety of these hi-tech devices. At Prairie Meadows, new technology has been introduced to make the guest experience even more streamlined and enjoyable.
Peak summer is a precious time in the Midwest. In a place where more than half the year is sweater weather and 35 degrees is considered borderline shorts temperature, a day that’s actually warm enough to melt an ice cream cone is a rare and magical thing.