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

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

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

Lewis & Clark Monument and Scenic Overlook

Monument honors the expedition of Lewis & Clark in 1804 and their historic, strategic meeting with the Otoe and Missouri Indians. Capture an expansive westward view from this historic point. Dedicated in 1936, it is located in a city park.

Council Bluffs, IA Scenic Views

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

Things to do near Council Bluffs, IA

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