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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

Nishna Heritage Museum

Shows all phases of life in southwest Iowa, beginning with prehistoric animals. Collection of dolls, tools, wrenches and prehistoric rocks. See old-time ice wagon and traveling coach.

Oakland, IA Museums

Walnut Creek Historical Museum

Discover the area's German heritage and farming history in this former Masonic Lodge with Masonic emblems and original tin ceiling.

Walnut, IA Museums

Bluffs Run Casino and Greyhound Park

1,500 slot machines, live greyhound racing, simulcast racing, three restaurants, free live entertainment, RV park.

Council Bluffs, IA Casinos

Shelby County Historical Museum

See old firefighting equipment, furniture, clothing, two-headed calf, farmstead furnishings and two 100-year-old log cabins.

Harlan, 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

Hitchcock Nature Center

Located on the Loess Hills Scenic Byway, this park and wildlife preserve offers scenic views of over 1,000 acres of Loess Hills bluffs and native prairie. Hiking trails, accessible boardwalk trail, lodge, primitive camping, overlooks, wildlife viewing. New modern cabins, RV and tent campgrounds.

Honey Creek, IA Nature Centers

Monroe #8 One-Room Country Schoolhouse

Country schoolhouse is restored to its 1920s era, and is used as a working museum.

Walnut, IA Historic Schoolhouses

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

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