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Council Bluffs, Iowa

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

Things to do near Council Bluffs, IA

Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center

Visit this 40-acre outdoor interpretive site featuring the philosophies, ideas and achievements of Henry A. Wallace, demonstr...

Mount Pisgah/Mormon Trail

Visit the winter camp of the first Mormon Trek from Nauvoo, Ill., to Salt Lake City, Utah, and view the monument erected in m...

Quail Run Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Hitchcock House

Restored station on the Underground Railroad, featuring special exhibits, country music events. Listed on the National Reg...

Ramsey Farm at Lesanville

A 140-acre working farm of the 1930s era. Take a two-hour tour or stay a few days at the Lesanville B & B Lodge or restored 1...