Council Bluffs, Iowa

Upcoming Events in Council Bluffs Iowa


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)


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)

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)


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)

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)


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)
Fee: 2.00


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)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

Things to do near Council Bluffs, IA

Olson/Linn Museum & Villisca Axe Murder House

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Montgomery County History Center

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Nodaway Valley Historical Society Museum

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Carstens 1880 Farmstead

Late 1880s farmstead and 80-acre working farm exhibit. Home with period furnishings, machinery, tools and artifacts. Two-day ...

Southern Loess Hills Interpretive and Welcome Cent

Learn about the geography, people, animals and rare plant life in Iowa's nationally significant Loess Hills region. View disp...