Children’s Square USA – Christian Home Association – Council Bluffs, Iowa

    Children's Square USA - Christian Home Association - Council Bluffs, Iowa This home for children is a beautifully landscaped campus. Adults can enjoy the Lemen Visitor Center with displays and historical timeline dating back to 1883 … [Read more...]

Ruth Anne Dodge Memorial, “Black Angel” – Council Bluffs, Iowa

Ruth Anne Dodge Memorial, "Black Angel" - Council Bluffs, Iowa Locally known, in Council Bluffs, as th "Black Angel," this statue inspired by visions experienced by Mrs. Dodge in 1916 on the three nights preceding her death. The … [Read more...]

Kanesville Tabernacle And Visitor Center- Council Bluffs, Iowa

Before the city was known as Council Bluffs, early Mormon travelers named it "Kanesville" while making this a major stopping point on their cross-country migration from Nauvoo, Ill. to Salt Lake City, Utah. Today's Council Bluffs offers many … [Read more...]

Historic General Dodge House – Council Bluffs, Iowa

The Dodge House, a 14-room, Victorian mansion, is one of Iowa's premier historic homes. Built in 1869 by Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, a Civil War general dubbed "greatest railroad builder of all times." The lavish mansion is historically authentic, … [Read more...]

California Gold Rush Trail And Lied Historical Building – Council Bluffs, Iowa

  And Lied Historical Building - Council Bluffs, Iowa Approximately 8 miles SE of Council Bluffs is the memorial marker of the 1849 Gold Rushers and Pioneers. Owned and operated by the State Historical Society of Iowa, the Western Historic Trails … [Read more...]

Bayliss Park – Council Bluffs, Iowa

This is the focal point of downtown Council Bluffs. Ther park is the home of the Mormon Trail Monument, the Spanish American War Veterans Monument, the Civil War Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial. Along with those is the newly completed Veternans Plaza … [Read more...]

Western Trails Historic Trails Center – Council Bluffs, Iowa

Western Trails Historic Trails Center - Council Bluffs, Iowa This center was developed by the National Park Service to interpret four major historic trails that branched off from this western Iowa area. These trails are the Lewis & Clark, Mormon … [Read more...]

Squirrel Cage Jail – Council Bluffs, Iowa

Squirrel Cage Jail - Counciul Bluffs, Iowa This three-story brick historic jail was built in 1885 at a cost of about $30,000, of which nearly 75% was spent on a rotary jail unit in the center. Each floor is divided into 10 pie-shaped cells. This is one … [Read more...]

Railswest Railroad Museum – Council Bluffs, Iowa

Railswest Railroad Museum - Council Bluffs, Iowa     In this 1899 Rock Island Railroad depot in Council Bluffs, Iowa, has been established a museum dedicated to railroad history—especially relating to the westward expansion of the … [Read more...]

Kanesville Tabernacle – Council Bluffs, Iowa

Kanesville Tabernacle - Council Bluffs, Iowa A 40-by-60 log cabin replica in Counceil Bluffs of the tabernacle used by the Mormons has been built near the site where the original structure stood. It was here that Brigham Young was sustained president of … [Read more...]