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Council Bluffs overview

Council Bluffs is a friendly place, distinct for its art and live music, and known for its zoo and casinos. You'll find a wide variety of cafe and dining choices. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of Creighton University and University of Nebraska-Omaha. There's plenty to explore, including local sights such as Squirrel Cage Jail and Bayliss Park. A family- and business-friendly area, Council Bluffs also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Council Bluffs

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Council Bluffs has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Council Bluffs with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Council Bluffs hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Council Bluffs hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Council Bluffs

Fly in to Omaha, NE (OMA-Eppley Field), 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from central Council Bluffs.

What to see around Council Bluffs

Art, live music and museums are top highlights, along with cultural places like:
  • • Union Pacific Railroad Museum
  • • RailsWest Railroad Museum
  • • Freedom Park Navy Museum
  • • Western Historic Trails Center
  • • Durham Museum
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window shopping, here are some favourite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Westroads Mall
  • • Shadow Lake Towne Center
  • • Oak View Mall
  • • Village Pointe Shopping Center
Top sights in the area include:
  • • Creighton University
  • • University of Nebraska-Omaha

When to visit Council Bluffs

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal trends to help you plan:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 14°C day, -10°C night
  • April-June: 30°C day, 1°C night
  • July-September: 31°C day, 9°C night
  • October-December: 22°C day, -10°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 92 cm
  • April-June: 302 cm
  • July-September: 262 cm
  • October-December: 123 cm
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