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Ameristar Casino Hotel

Riverboat casino features more than 1,500 slot machines and 37 table games. Four restaurants, 160 hotel rooms, children's activity center.

Council Bluffs, IA Casinos

Kanesville Tabernacle

Reconstructed log tabernacle, covered wagon, handcart, tools and artifacts near on the site where Brigham Young was sustained president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1847

Council Bluffs, IA Exhibits

Monroe #8 One-Room Country Schoolhouse

Country schoolhouse is restored to its 1920s era, and is used as a working museum.

Walnut, IA Historic Schoolhouses

Breezy Hills Vineyard and Winery

Family-owned winery on the edge of the Loess Hills offers a large selection of handcrafted grape and other fruit wines. From this hilltop location, enjoy panoramic views of the countryside and adjacent peach and apple orchard. Wine tasting, vineyard and winery tours, gift shop, special events.

Minden, IA Wineries


Shelby County Historical Museum

See old firefighting equipment, furniture, clothing, two-headed calf, farmstead furnishings and two 100-year-old log cabins.

Harlan, IA Museums

Nishna Heritage Museum

Shows all phases of life in southwest Iowa, beginning with prehistoric animals. Collection of dolls, tools, wrenches and prehistoric rocks. See old-time ice wagon and traveling coach.

Oakland, IA Museums

Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Explore 140 years of American railroad history, from the origins of the nation's first transcontinental railroad in 1862 to the advanced technology of modern-day railroading. New permanent interactive exhibit "Working on the Railroad" offers a firsthand look at modern railroading.

Council Bluffs, IA Museums

Hitchcock Nature Center

Located on the Loess Hills Scenic Byway, this park and wildlife preserve offers scenic views of over 1,000 acres of Loess Hills bluffs and native prairie. Hiking trails, accessible boardwalk trail, lodge, primitive camping, overlooks, wildlife viewing. New modern cabins, RV and tent campgrounds.

Honey Creek, IA Nature Centers

Stempel Bird Collection

A collection of more than 300 mounted birds, including many rare species and some over 100 years old.

Macedonia, IA Collections

Historic General Dodge House

Victorian house museum built by Grenville and Mrs. Dodge in 1869-70 is a National Historic Landmark. Dodge was a Civil War General, railroad builder, banker and politician. Holiday decorations include 25 Christmas trees in a variety of styles. Summer garden walk each July, annual fall tea.

Council Bluffs, IA Museums


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