Part of the Omaha Metropolitan Area, Council Bluffs is a modern city with strong ties to the railroad industry, which is showcased by the various museums and historical sites. More than just a historical hub, Council Bluffs is also rich in natural green space and recreational opportunities.
Guests who find themselves in Council Bluffs can get up to date on the area's history with a visit to the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, a tour of the Historic General Dodge House, or a visit to the Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail and Museum. Guests who want to get in touch with nature can pick their own fresh fruit and berries at Ditmars Orchard, admire the ornate statues and fountains found in Bayliss Park, have a picnic, go birding, or take a walk around Lake Manawa State Park's crystal clear lake, or feed ducks from the safety of a scenic footbridge in Big Lake Park. Art enthusiasts can admire the unique statues and art displays found around the city.
Council Bluffs offers a variety of vacation rentals including townhouses, cottages, and condos. Ideal for hosting family and friends, the rentals in Council Bluffs are modern and affordable, as well as spacious. They boast modern luxuries and complimentary internet access, with some even being pet friendly!
The best time to visit in June to August when temperatures average into the 80’s.
To top off the stay, visitors can indulge in tasty meals, as the city had an eatery or restaurant around every corner. A few of the most popular are Texas Roadhouse, Duncan's Cafe, and 360 Steakhouse.
The city of Council Bluffs knows how to entertain, offering a number of great annual events. A few of the most talked about include WinterFest, Easter Egg Hunt, Shamrock Shuffle, and the Callahan Spring Arts & Crafts Show.
Joe's Indoor Karting is a family-friendly Council Bluffs location, offering visiting families and residents a safe place to have go kart races. Pirate Putt, on the other hand, is a great place for a day of family mini-golf and The Cryptic Room is the go-to spot for an afternoon of puzzle solving, escape room fun.
The whole family will also enjoy a day of shopping, with Council Bluffs offering a great selection of strip and block malls and individual shops and boutiques for browsing. Many families also find enjoyment in a weekend at the Hitchcock Nature Center, which offers interactive exhibits and hands on learning, an observation deck, camping spots, and hiking trails.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Council Bluffs. The hottest month in Council Bluffs is August, when temperatures peak at 101 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -20 ˚F. The wettest month in Council Bluffs is May with 9.81 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 0.27 inches of rain.
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Pick the perfect vacation rental for your vacation at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more. We have 375 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Council Bluffs ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. If you are wanting to save money, the lowest priced place to stay in Council Bluffs comes in at $21 a night. In general, a place to stay in Council Bluffs will cost you $129 per night.
If you have to have internet access during your stay in Council Bluffs, then you can choose from over 58 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 28 places to stay include a morning meal. Choose from 19 accommodations that provide gym options, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on getting to Council Bluffs by car, be sure to choose from 57 accommodations that provide parking. We track 16 vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 14 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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