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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


Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino and Hotel

Casino with more than 1,200 slots and 30 table games. Hotel, convention center, rooftop restaurant, buffet, diner, and lounge.

Council Bluffs, IA Casinos

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

Things to do near Council Bluffs, IA

Clarinda Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Fremont County Recreation Area

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Atlantic Golf & Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Bank of Memories

Orient is located along the original Mormon Trail. A museum houses an original Mormon Trail sign, replica handcart, mural, Mo...

Big Grove Village

Big Grove is a bed and breakfast but was first built on an 1850 Log cabin hidden within its walls. Also tour the one room sc...