Located on the banks of the Missouri River and adjacent to Omaha, Council Bluffs offers hotel guests a healthy dose of Midwestern natural beauty, culture, and history.
The area was a favored stop during American westward expansion: Lewis and Clark passed through here, and Abraham Lincoln visited during construction of the nation’s transcontinental railroad. History-seekers can view monuments to both visits, along with the unique Squirrel Cage Jail, featuring pie-shaped cells that rotate, Lazy Susan-style.
Wine aficionados can sip premium vino at multiple nearby vineyards, which produce everything from dry reds to unique wines crafted from locally grown fruit. And for outdoor experiences, relax in one of the local parks convenient to your hotel room in Council Bluffs, or take a short jaunt to Lake Manawa State Park for hiking, biking, and watersports on the lake.
For testing your luck, there are several casinos and a greyhound track in Council Bluffs; after a day at the tables, guests can stop into the Chanticleer Community Theatre for “on the boards” entertainment, or an open-air show at Stir Outdoor Cove or Westfair Amphitheater.
Whether you are looking to brush up on frontier facts or business, visitors staying at our Council Bluffs accommodations will surely discover delightful diversions.