Council Bluffs, Iowa

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Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA

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  • Ameristar Council Bluffs
    2200 River Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
    712-328-8888, The Ameristar Council Bluffs Hotel includes the largest riverboat in Iowa, which was modeled after the historic riverboats that plied the waters of the Missouri River.... more info  map

  • Harrah's Council Bluffs
    1 Harrah's Boulevard, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
    712-329-6000, Open 24-hours a day, Harrah's Council Bluffs features over 1,000 slot machines and roulette, craps, blackjack, poker and Spanish 21 tables. Enjoy live entertainment at... more info  map

  • Horseshoe Council Bluffs
    2701 23rd Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51502
    712-323-2500, Over 68,000 square feet of gambling, including more 1,900 slots and 62 table games, is available at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs. The area's premier live entertainment... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Historic General Dodge House
    605 3rd Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    712-322-2406, This is the former 14-room Victorian home of General Grenville M. Dodge, who has been called the greatest railroad builder of all time. The historic home is open from... more info  map

  • Squirrel Cage Jail
    226 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    712-323-2509, Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of only three revolving jails remaining, the unique Squirrel Cage Jail served as the Pottawattamie County Jail... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Kanesville Tabernacle
    222 East Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    712-322-0500, The log tabernacle is an authentic replica of the Kanesville Tabernacle, which was built by 200 pioneers in less then three weeks. Here, Brigham Young was a second... more info  map

  • Lewis and Clark Monument
    29385 Monument Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    712-328-4650, Located north of Big Lake Park, this site was dedicated in 1936 to honor the 1804 expedition of Lewis & Clark and their historic meeting with Otoe and Missouria... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • RailsWest History Center
    16th Avenue and South Main Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    712-323-2509, Operating as a museum and a working model railroad display, the Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot on the south edge of downtown was constructed in... more info  map

  • Union Pacific Railroad Museum
    200 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    712-329-8307, The Union Pacific Railroad Museum houses one of the oldest corporate collections in the United States. Dating to the mid-1800s, the collection includes artifacts,... more info  map

  • Western Historic Trails Center
    3434 Richard Downing Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
    Located on 24th Street
    712-366-4900, Owned and operated by the State Historical Society of Iowa and designed and built by the National Park Service and local partners, the Western Historic Trails Center... more info  map


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