Council Bluffs, Iowa is a city with a population of almost 60,000 people. Council Bluffs, Iowa sits along the Missouri River opposite the city of Omaha Nebraska. The American Indians from the area used the Council Bluffs, Iowa area for ceremonies and pow wows.
The famous Lewis and Clark met with the local American Indians in the area. A monument sits on the north side of Council Bluffs, Iowa commemorating this council.
Council Bluffs, Iowa has many things for the visitor to enjoy. The Historic General Dodge House is just off of highway I-80 at exit 3. The Historic General Dodge House is the restored residence of General Grenville M. Dodge. The house is from the year l869 and it contains many Victorian furnishings and some of General Dodges personal possessions.
The admission to the Historic General Dodge House is $7 for adults and $5 for children. If you want to find out more about the Historic General Dodge House in Council Bluffs, Iowa you can phone them at 712-322-2406.
The Historic Pottawattamie County Jail is in Council Bluffs, Iowa. It is an unusual jail that is a three story, drum shaped building that has ten pie shaped cells on each level of the building. The Pottawattamie jail was built in l885 and is no longer in use as a jail but it is now a nice museum to visit.
Admission to the Historic Pottawattamie Jail is $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information of the Historic Pottawatomie jail you can phone 712-323-2509.
The railroad was a big thing in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Union Pacific Railroad Museum is a museum about the Union Pacific Railroad. The Union Pacific Railroad Museum has items from the Union Pacific headquarters that was in Omaha, Nebraska. The Union Pacific Railroad museum has furnishings from President Lincolns funeral can.
This museum is free but they do except donations. To find out more about the Union Pacific Railroad Museum you can phone them at 712-329-8307.
The Western Historic Trails Center is a welcome center that traces the history of traveling west from the l800’s to the present. It has an emphasis on the Lewis and Clark expedition. You can see many historic photos that reflected life during that time period.
A walking trail winds it’s way to the Missouri River. The Western Historic Trails Center is free. To find out more about he Western Trails Historic Center you can phone them at 712-366-4900.
The Council Bluffs Area Convention and Visitor Bureau can help you find accommodations and restaurants in the area. They can also tell you more of what you can see in Council Bluffs, Iowa. You can phone them at 800-228-6878 to find out more about Council Bluffs, Iowa.