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Squirrel Cage Jail

One of three remaining examples of the rotary cell jails, this three-story brick structure was completed in 1885 and featured a cage that rotated to allow jailers a view of all cells from a single vantage point. Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Council Bluffs, IA Jails

Bluffs Run Casino and Greyhound Park

1,500 slot machines, live greyhound racing, simulcast racing, three restaurants, free live entertainment, RV park.

Council Bluffs, IA Casinos

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

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

Railswest Railroad Museum and HO Model Railroad

This 1899 Rock Island depot, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, houses an extensive operating model railroad, historic photos, dining car memorabilia,and uniforms. Also displayed on the grounds are two steam engines, a 1917 waycar, a club car, Railway Post Office car and caboose. Council Bluffs, IA Museums


Things to do Casinos near Council Bluffs, IA

Ameristar Casino Hotel

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

Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino and Hotel

Casino with more than 1,200 slots and 30 table games. Hotel, convention center, rooftop restaurant, buffet, diner, and lounge...

Bluffs Run Casino and Greyhound Park

1,500 slot machines, live greyhound racing, simulcast racing, three restaurants, free live entertainment, RV park....