Council Bluffs

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Must Do's
Filled with history and exciting attractions, Counci Bluffs offers a great place to appreciate our history and anticipate our future. Step back in time with visits to the one-of-a-kind Historic Squirrel Cage Jail and Bregant House. Explore what life looked like decades ago at the General Dodge House, August Beresheim House. Or stop by the Union Pacific Railroad MuseumRailsWest Railroad Museum and the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail to learn about how we used to travel and explore. 

For modern fun, check out the thrilling race track at Joe's Indoor Karting Center or table games, slot machines and sports betting at Horseshoe Casino

Outdoor Adventures & Exciting Eateries
Explore the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway, which meanders through Iowa's most important geological gem, or explore it on foot with the trails at the Loess Hills State Forest. Enjoy everything outdoor fun at Lake Manawa State Park, from walking or hiking the trails to boating, swimming and fishing. Find more biking routes along the Iowa Riverfront Trail and Wabash Trace Nature Trail systems. For a relaxing stroll, make a scavenger hunt out of the community's public art displays or cross the stunning Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge.  

Discover a nice blend of nightlife and dining throughout the Historic 100 Block West Broadway such as Caddy's Kitchen and Cocktails and Lincoln's Pub. Or venture out to try the craft brews at Full Fledged Brewing, scratch-made recipes at 712 Eat + Drink and made-to-order gourmet sandwiches at Cellar 19 Wine & Deli.

Community Highlights
The Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau is happy to connect you with our area and help you find where to playwhere to stay, where to dine, and wAttA wAy to see Pottawattamie County.

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