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Arlington Park

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2200 W Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1004
+1 847-385-7500
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Great Facility

Was there for a special event so can't say anything about the ponies. Very nice layout. The 3rd... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laurel F
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Belvidere, Illinois
Beautiful and premier racing

Beautiful racetrack in a wonderful setting. On a clear day you can even see the skyline. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen S
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“race track”(72 reviews)
“finish line”(12 reviews)
“box seats”(9 reviews)
About
Described as "the most beautiful track in America", Arlington began Thoroughbred racing on October 13, 1927, when more than 20,000 fans braved the cold weather to celebrate the event in high style. Since then, Arlington International has become a...more
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2200 W Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1004
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+1 847-385-7500
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"race track"
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"finish line"
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"box seats"
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"spend an afternoon"
in 13 reviews
"family outing"
in 6 reviews
"whole family"
in 15 reviews
"a great place to spend"
in 9 reviews
"churchill downs"
in 8 reviews
"general admission"
in 10 reviews
"friday afternoon"
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"great afternoon"
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"pony rides"
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"paddock area"
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"lots of fun"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there for a special event so can't say anything about the ponies. Very nice layout. The 3rd floor dress code was waived for the event. If you have the clothes go up there. There's a Metra station too.

Thank Laurel F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful racetrack in a wonderful setting. On a clear day you can even see the skyline. It attracts some big stake races and is known for the Arlington Million. It is a Churchill Downs property. We get a season pass, we like it so much.

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Arlington Park is all about horse racing and having a fun time. You can stand at the rail and cheer your pick or enjoy the races from a reserved box seat. I'm not a gambler but even I place some bets while enjoying an outing...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I have been here several times, and honestly, since the fire and rebuild several years ago, this is a pretty, well-maintained, fun, family environment. They often have special events, too. The racing is fast and beautiful, and lacks the seedy feeling one often gets at...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Was invited by a vendor of ours, for several years in a row now. Never miss it, always have a great time; never had a bad day, even when I lost money betting on the ponies. Now I go with my brother and husband, and...More

Thank sisters2011
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This place is fantastic for a work outing. We have a group of 140 and this place has it all - you're outside, there is food & drinks, you can bet or not - it seems to be fun for all.

Thank CDFisher
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

If you like horses and betting, this is the place for you. You can sit on the lawn, reserve a tent for a group, or sit in the stands, box areas and enjoy fine dining in the dining area. We had food served in a...More

Thank Karen P
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Love the family vibe and the ability to bring a group for an outing. Fun to meet up with others and helps if the weather cooperates. Clean and easy to access !

Thank Jenni V
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Arlington Park is a great facility to spend a nice day with friends. Food pretty much sucks but let’s be honest. That is not why you go there. The horses are not the greatest due to narrow minded people who will not allow slots. Their...More

Thank keats100
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

It seems like there aren’t many tracks left in the country. This is one of the classics. Totally destroyed and rebuilt, and now their racing season is a festive highlight of summer capped off by the Arlington Million. It has excellent banquet facilities, a beautiful...More

Thank JordanS8
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Susan K
13 May 2018|
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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
Yes.
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ilovethesun00
13 August 2017|
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Response from Steve G | Reviewed this property |
executive box seats are season corporate season tickets. Standard box seats are 6 to 8 seats sold to General public.
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sparagi
24 June 2017|
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Response from merosiern | Reviewed this property |
Yes. As the person above stated, many people park along the fence line. They have a great view from there, plus they avoid the traffic jam when it's over.
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