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630 S. Green Bay Rd.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Trackside Waukegan offers a casual, comfortable setting to wager on horse racing from around the world on one of our 250 television monitors. Take your choice of watching and betting on races from the comfort of our redesigned full-service Finish Line Restaurant and Lounge, our non-smoking Grandstand area, our Grandstand Bar, our Teletheater or the Backstretch Deli. Trackside Waukegan also features a large and comfortable private room for TSC Elite VIPs.
Hours of Operation
Trackside is open from 10:30 a.m. until the last race from our evening simulcast tracks or 12:15 a.m., whichever comes first.
Self-service wagering terminals are available as soon as the doors open. Mutuel clerks are available at approximately 11 a.m.
Our Teletheater area, which has a seating fee of $3, includes your own seat with a personal television monitor, free coffee and self-service betting terminals reserved for the Teletheater customers.
Daily Racing Forms, Simulcast Programs, Illinois Programs and tip sheets are available at our programs counter, which opens at 10 a.m. daily and at 8 a.m. Saturdays. Complimentary race information (betting numbers and changes) is posted daily. The gift shop, which features a wide array of Arlington Park and other seasonal racing items (Kentucky Derby, Breeders' Cup merchandise), is available when the programs booth is open. The programs booth also is the information center for the Twin Spires Club. Illinois State Lottery Instant Tickets and Daily Lottery Tickets (Pick 3, Pick 4, Lotto, Little Lotto and Mega Millions) are available at our program stand.
Food and Beverage Service
The Finish Line Restaurant and Lounge, a full-service menu featuring appetizers, entrees, salads and desserts is open from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the last evening Illinois track ends Wednesday through Saturday. Reservations are accepted. You can enjoy the day's racing and other sports broadcasts in the Grandstand Bar or concession stand with beverages, snacks and sandwiches.
Daily Concessions Specials-$5.95
Sunday-Gyro, fries and a soft drink
Monday-Hot dog, soup and a soft drink
Tuesday-Chicken Sandwich, fries and soft drink
Wednesday-Meatball sandwich and a soft drink
Thursday-Chicken wings and a soft drink
Friday-Fish sandwich, fries and a soft drink
Saturday-Deli sandwich, fries and a soft drink
The Horseshoe Bar, located in the lower level of the facility, is available for Banquets and Private Parties. Contact any Trackside Waukegan manager for details.
From Chicago: Take EDENS EXWY W towards MILWAUKEE. Merge onto EDENS EXWY W. Take EDENS EXPY SPUR W towards MILWAUKEE. Merge onto EDENS EXPY SPUR W (Portions toll). EDENS EXPY SPUR W becomes I-94 W (Portions toll). Take the IL-120 E/BELVIDERE RD exit. Merge onto W BELVIDERE RD. W BELVIDERE RD becomes IL-120 E. Turn RIGHT onto S GREEN BAY RD/IL-131.
From Milwaukee: Take the I-894/US-45 exit towards CHICAGO. Merge onto US-45 S. Take I-894 E towards CHICAGO/GEN MITCHELL INT'L AIRPORT. Merge onto I-43 N. Take the I-94/US-41 exit- exit number 10B- towards CHICAGO. Merge onto US-41 S. Take I-94 E towards CHICAGO/INDIANA. Merge onto I-94 E (Portions toll). Take the IL-21/MILWAUKEE AVE exit. Turn LEFT onto IL-21. Turn RIGHT onto WASHINGTON ST. Turn RIGHT onto S GREEN BAY RD/IL-131 S.
From Madison: Merge onto WI-30 E. WI-30 E becomes I-94 E. Take the I-894/US-45 exit towards CHICAGO. Merge onto US-45 S. Take I-894 E towards CHICAGO/GEN MITCHELL INT'L AIRPORT. Merge onto I-43 N. Take the I-94/US-41 exit- exit number 10B- towards CHICAGO. Merge onto US-41 S. Take I-94 E towards CHICAGO/INDIANA. Merge onto I-94 E (Portions toll). Take the IL-21/MILWAUKEE AVE exit. Turn LEFT onto IL-21. Turn RIGHT onto WASHINGTON ST. Turn RIGHT onto S GREEN BAY RD/IL-131
Plenty of free parking available
The Union Pacific North Line Metra train stops 1 ½ miles from Trackside Waukegan.