- Our list of the best things to do in Council Bluffs, Iowa, features the top 85 nearby activities — including 34 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Council Bluffs, IA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Amusement, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 19 things to do within the city of Council Bluffs, IA , followed by 66 popular activities in nearby cities, including Omaha, Bellevue, Papillion, Missouri Valley, Boys Town, Gretna and Springfield
Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard Omaha MoreLess Info
Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard, opened in 1994, offers Iowa-produced wines with a wide assortment of cheese
66% 35 votes
3434 Richard Downing Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 MoreLess Info
Iowa's Western Historic Trails Center is an organization dedicated to preserving information about American westward expansion in the State of Iowa. The Center maintains many of the original trails forged by explorers and covered wagon caravans.
100% 2 votes
Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 MoreLess Info
Stretching 63 miles from end to end, the Wabash Trace Nature Trail has a crushed limestone surface that makes it ideal for biking as well as walking, jogging, or hiking. The trail runs through scenic wilderness.
65% 31 votes
1512 South Main Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 MoreLess Info
Originally a train station, the Rails West Railroad Museum & HO Model display is now one of the largest American rail museums. Part of the museum is devoted to the history of trains in Iowa, and the other portion focuses on HO-scale model trains.
AMC Star Council Bluffs 17 is a movie theater that features fresh hot foods, plush reclining seats, special military discounts, and sensory friendly films. The theater also has a bar that serves beer, wine, and cocktails.
Chanticleer Theatre presents a wide array of shows including the classics, regional premiers, new releases, and family-centered performances. They also encourage community involvement by hiring only local directors and casting local actors for their productions.
67% 3 votes
2701 23rd Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 MoreLess Info
Bluffs Run Casino & Greyhound Park shows live greyhound racing along with simulcast horse racing, and the casino contains slots, table games and a poker room. The race viewing room is stocked with TVs and a restaurant and bar.
With 15 go-karts to choose from, Joes Karting provides visitors with an indoor track filled with twists and turns. Visitors with the best lap times each month are invited back to compete in a yearly 16 lap competition.
Freedom Park Navy Museum is home to the only target and training USN submarine left in the world, the only Admiral Class Minesweeper left in the world and the only complete collection of USN anti-aircraft guns held in one park.