On July 19, 1984, Prairie Meadows was granted a license from Iowa State Racing Commission to operate a horse racing facility in
Financial difficulty forced the track to file for bankruptcy in 1991 and to close for racing in 1992. The following year, Prairie Meadows became the property of
On May 17, 1994,
In January 2001, Prairie Meadows held a grand reopening of their new $26 million casino expansion project.
And on July 15, 2004, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission granted Prairie Meadows permission to add table games at the facility.