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Council Bluffs, Iowa

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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

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

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

Things to do near Council Bluffs, IA

Heritage Hill Tour

Self-guided walking or driving tour. Homes along the route boast the elegant architecture of Victorian mansions. They are pri...

Iowa Walk of Fame

Ninety tile plaques are integrated into the new Sheridan Avenue Streetscape, honoring those individuals born in Iowa or those...

Avoca Golf & Country Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

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 railroa...

Clarinda Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...