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Council Bluffs, Iowa

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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

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

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

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.

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Things to do near Council Bluffs, IA

Promenade Around Clarinda

Self-guided tour with brochure available at Nodaway Valley Historical Museum. Join a walking tour of the 1853 original plat o...

Avoca Golf & Country Club

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

Glenwood Golf Course

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

Breezy Hills Vineyard and Winery

Family-owned winery on the edge of the Loess Hills offers a large selection of handcrafted grape and other fruit wines. From ...

Sun Valley Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...