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    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!



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    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

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



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    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?



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    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

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



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    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

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

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    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.



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    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

    How much are children worth in betting money these days?



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    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.



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    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



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    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.

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    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.


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    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

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



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    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.



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    Re: Prairie Meadows and kids

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



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    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.



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