Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 180,981, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    clonedude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    7,376
    Points
    180,981
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 361
    Given: 0

    Prairie Meadows and kids

    Can anyone give me some info regarding taking a 13 and 11 year old to watch horse racing at Prairie Meadows?

    Some have said you can't take kids because it's a casino, but others have told me you can take kids, but you have to use a separate entrance or something? I need all the info I can get please.

    Like how much to get in? Can I still place bets, even though I have my kids with me? All that kind of stuff.

    Thanks ahead of time!



  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 733,122, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 75.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Cyclonepride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    48,628
    Points
    733,122
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,888
    Given: 899

    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

    I thought they had a storage room where they kept the kids while the parents are gambling.



  3. #3
    Starter
    Points: 39,846, Level: 61
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 504
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience Points1 year registered
    2ndCyCE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Tulsa
    Posts
    727
    Points
    39,846
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 24
    Given: 5

    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I thought they had a storage room where they kept the kids while the parents are gambling.
    Kind of like an "Adam James" room?



  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 100,352, Level: 98
    Level completed: 66%, Points required for next Level: 698
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Mankato, Minnesota
    Posts
    5,822
    Points
    100,352
    Level
    98
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 121
    Given: 132

    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

    you can take kids, it's a side entrance i believe, they just cannot be on the casino floor.



  5. #5
    Lost in Eastern Iowa
    Points: 265,899, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures
    rworkman83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Boone & Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    18,372
    Points
    265,899
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 118
    Given: 122

    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

    I'm sure you can take them someway, somehow. This is probably your best bet.

    Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino - Contact Us



  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 223,230, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 92.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteran
    Rabbuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    15,329
    Points
    223,230
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,368
    Given: 86

    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

    I used to go to the races with my grandfather when I lived in Chicago, but I think they had a policy preventing kids from getting "x" amount of feet from the betting windows.



  7. #7
    CyBer
    Guest

    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

    How much are children worth in betting money these days?



  8. #8
    Prospect
    Points: 3,517, Level: 17
    Level completed: 17%, Points required for next Level: 333
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    62
    Points
    3,517
    Level
    17
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    Can anyone give me some info regarding taking a 13 and 11 year old to watch horse racing at Prairie Meadows?

    Some have said you can't take kids because it's a casino, but others have told me you can take kids, but you have to use a separate entrance or something? I need all the info I can get please.

    Like how much to get in? Can I still place bets, even though I have my kids with me? All that kind of stuff.

    Thanks ahead of time!
    Yes you can take kids. For at least 12 years in a row my Mother and Aunt would take myself and my cousins to the buffet which overlooks the tracks before going to Adventureland. I watched a few races there going up.



  9. #9
    Legend
    Points: 305,705, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 77.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    00clone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Iowa City area
    Posts
    10,119
    Points
    305,705
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,316
    Given: 570

    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    How much are children worth in betting money these days?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...ZgwtpPmLY#t=6s



  10. #10
    Prospect
    Points: 6,003, Level: 22
    Level completed: 91%, Points required for next Level: 47
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    isustud07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    67
    Points
    6,003
    Level
    22
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

    Kids are absolutely allowed in Prairie Meadows. You can enter through the front entrance. Just go straight to the back and out the back doors. Don't go upstairs and you will be fine. It doesn't cost anything to go, unless you decide to valet park (tip). You are allowed to bet as much as you want, the kids just can't.

    Have Fun!



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 108,106, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,563
    Points
    108,106
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 193
    Given: 180

    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

    We've taken the kids several times and they love the horses. We always go on nice nights and hang out around the paddock. There are betting windows outside. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever been inside there.


    Exaggeration is a BILLION times worse than understating.

  12. #12
    Speechless
    Points: 733,122, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 75.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Cyclonepride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    48,628
    Points
    733,122
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,888
    Given: 899

    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

    Dog races are more fun to watch for a kid, and they go faster (between races) too.



  13. #13
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 79,454, Level: 87
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 696
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    twojman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Clive
    Posts
    4,522
    Points
    79,454
    Level
    87
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 45
    Given: 63

    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    We've taken the kids several times and they love the horses. We always go on nice nights and hang out around the paddock. There are betting windows outside. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever been inside there.
    We have taken our young children there a couple of times and they think the horses are just awesome.

    DO NOT take kids there for the Kentucky Derby. We did that this year and will never do that again. Too much swearing, drinking, smoking etc...plus there was not a lot of room.

    You can make it a pretty cheap night.



  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 223,230, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 92.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteran
    Rabbuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    15,329
    Points
    223,230
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,368
    Given: 86

    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

    How old do you have to be to bet? 18 or 21?



  15. #15
    Pro
    Points: 30,329, Level: 53
    Level completed: 53%, Points required for next Level: 521
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    jbindm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    3,180
    Points
    30,329
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 560
    Given: 302

    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

    They do an ostrich race night there once a summer. That's a good family friendly event, but there's also a surprisingly big turnout for it. You might be better off just going on a regular night if you want to avoid a big crowd.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FS1
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. West Virginia
  • November 29, 2014
  • 11:00 AM