Sourced from Wikivoyage. Text is available under the CC-by-SA 3.0 license.Council Bluffs is a city in Southwest Iowa, just across the Missouri River from Omaha. It is known for its casinos and ties to the transcontinental railroad. It is sometimes called "Iowa's Leading Edge."
phone: +1 402 661-8017address: 4501 Abbott Dr, OmahaMost likely airport to use, located just across the river in Omaha.
Council Bluffs Municipal Airportphone: +1 712 322-2284address: 16801 McCandless Ln #2Private planes.
By carVisitors from an easterly city, like Des Moines will continue west on I-80, or from the west through Omaha until crossing over the Missouri River. To the north and south are Sioux City and Kansas City, respectively, which connect to Council Bluffs via I-29/I-680 and I-29/US-59.
By busOmaha Metro operates the blue and yellow routes to Council Bluffs. These routes run from 19th street and Douglas in Downtown Omaha to downtown Council Bluffs, Iowa Western Community College, Mall of the Bluffs and Mid America Center. The westbound buses stop on Dodge street before going to the 16th street Mall and 19th street and Douglas in Omaha.
By busOmaha Metro has two routes that serve Council Bluffs: blue and yellow. The blue route stops at the Iowa Western Community College, Mall of the Bluffs. The Yellow route goes to the Mid America Center.
phone: +1 712 323-2509address: 226 Pearl StOne of the last lazy Susan style-rotary jails in existence.
Lewis and Clark Monumentphone: +1 712 328-4650address: 29385 Monument RdA nice view of the Missouri River as well as mountain bike trail.
phone: +1 712-322-0500address: 222 East BroadwayMormon Trail Historic Site has a museum and monuments to the migration that the Mormons took.
phone: +1 712-329-8307address: 200 Pearl StDetails the beginnings of the Union Pacific Railroad and the role it played in westward expansion and has artifacts dating back to the 1860s.
Plenty to do for the gambler. Most of the casinos can be seen along I-80. Since the state of Nebraska doesn't allow gambling, Omaha dwellers cross the state border and do their gambling here.
phone: +1 712 328-8888address: 2200 River Rd
phone: +1 712 329-6000address: 1 Harrahs Blvd
phone: +1 712 323-2500address: 2701 23rd Ave
Taco RideBilled as the world's largest weekly group bicycle ride. Every Thursday night in the summer, hundreds of cyclists ride the Wabash Trace through Iowa to a restaruant in Mineola, Iowa to consume thousands of tacos and margaritas. The trail begins in the parking lot of Lewis Central High School.
Iowa Western Community Collegephone: +1 712 325-3200address: 2700 College Rd
Buena Vista University Council Bluffs Campusphone: +1 712 328-0788address: 2700 College RdSatellite campus of BVU which is based in Storm Lake.
phone: +1 712 323-9986address: 1751 Madison AveThe city's largest.
phone: +1 712 328-7275address: 25 Scott StWith 17 TVs, a great place to catch a game.
Best Western Crossroads of the Bluffsphone: +1 712 322-3150address: 2216 27th AveFree breakfast and high-speed Internet. 5 mi from Eppley Airfield.
phone: +1 712 256-6500address: 3216 Plaza View DrFree breakfast and Internet.
- Loess Hills State Forest ,40 mi north in Pisgah, offers a sort of oasis in the farmlands of Iowa. Camping and fishing are available. This is arguably the state's most interesting state park or forest.
- Elk Horn is 50 mi east and the nation's largest rural Danish settlement from the prairie days. The Danish Windmill is a state treasure.