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Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • 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. Lear...
    Kanesville Tabernacle

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

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


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

Things to do near Council Bluffs, IA

Happy Hollow Country Club

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

Oakland Country Club

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

Lakeshore Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Montgomery County History Center

Display of early county history, Thomas D. Murphy "A Legacy of Calendar Art," restored 1884 barn with agricultural history e...

Lake Manawa State Park Camping

Lake Manawa State Park \"\"\"\"The park is currently open for day-use only, due to flood concerns. As for now the campgrou...