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Upcoming Events in Council Bluffs Iowa


January

16 Winterfest Ice Fishing Derby - Ice fishing at Lake Manawa State Park. Prizes for tagged fish, biggest fish, the best decorated ice house and the best chili.

Ph: 712-366-0220 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.winterfestderby.com

February

4 - 5 Creative Gathering - Old-time music, acoustic jams, educational programs and a concert. At the Western Historic Trails Center.

Ph: 712-366-4900 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kc.hummel@iowa.gov
Web: www.iowahistory.org

12 - 14 Council Bluffs Home Improvement and Landscaping Show - New Home Construction, Remodeling, Windows, Kitchens, Siding, Doors, Paving, Appliances, Sunrooms, Security, Granite, Real Estate, Water Systems, Building Supplies, Financing, Fencing, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Flooring, Roofing, Foundation Repair, Lawn Care, Mowers, Garden Tractors, Landscaping, Retaining Walls, and More!

Address: Mid-America Center , Council Bluffs, Iowa
Ph: 319-232-0218 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@iowashows.com
Web: www.iowashows.com

July

4 Old-Fashioned Family Independence Day Celebration - Games, food, movies, fireworks. At the Western Historic Trails Center.

Call to confirm as it is not confirmed --------------------

Ph: 712-366-4900 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kc.hummel@iowa.gov
Web: www.iowahistory.org

10 - 11 Lewis & Clark White Catfish Camp Living History Weekend - Lewis & Clark programs, re-enactments, American Indian dance, children's activities, and authentic American Indian food. At the Western Historic Trails Center.

Ph: 712-366-4900 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kc.hummel@iowa.gov
Web: www.iowahistory.org

November

23 Lewis Central High School Craft Fair - One of the largest fund-raisers for the Lewis Central Bands, craft booths will fill the Lewis Central High School with handmade items for the home, outdoor and seasonal gift-giving. Featured is a bake sale by the band parents, lunch by the Lewis Central Booster Club and an All day raffle of items donated by our crafters. All proceeds will benefit the Lewis Central Band Program. Admission is $2.00 per person. 9:00 AM -- 4:00 PM.

Address: LCHS, 3504 Harry Langdon Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA , Council Bluffs, Iowa
Ph: 712-366-8500 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lewiscentral.org
Fee: 2.00

December

20 - 21 Holidays on the Trail - Holiday history programs, shopping, children's activities, and refreshments. At the Western Historic Trails Center.

Ph: 712-366-4900 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kc.hummel@iowa.gov
Web: www.iowahistory.org

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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


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

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