Council Bluffs Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Council Bluffs; our list of the best things to see, including Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Harrah's Casino and Hotel and Old Market.
  • The best place in Council Bluffs: Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

    Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

    The Zoo is Nebraska's number one paid attraction and a few of its features are an expansive and recently renovated aquarium, "Kingdoms of the Night" (world's largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp), the Lied Jungle (world's largest indoor rainforest), and the "Desert Dome" (world's largest indoor desert.)
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  • Harrah's Casino and Hotel

    Harrah's Casino and Hotel

    1 Harrahs Blvd
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  • Omaha has a "First Friday" gallery crawl through both neighborhoods every first Friday of each month.
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  • Union Pacific Railroad Museum

    Union Pacific Railroad Museum

    200 Pearl St
    Union Pacific operates North America's premier railroad franchise, covering 23 states in the western two-thirds of the United States.
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  • Horseshoe Casino and Bluffs Run Greyhound Racing

    Horseshoe Casino and Bluffs Run Greyhound Racing

    2701 23rd Ave
    It's All About the Gambler
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  • Joslyn Art Museum

    Joslyn Art Museum

    The Joslyn also has a glass sclupture by the famed Dale Chihuly hanging in the atrium.
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  • Film Streams screens classics, obscure, and foreign movies.
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  • Omaha's hot spot for live entertainment, sporting events, conventions, meetings and weddings.
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  • Durham Western Heritage Museum

    Durham Western Heritage Museum

    The Durham Museum, located in Omaha’s beautiful art deco Union Station, is home to permanent exhibits preserving Omaha’s history, educational traveling exhibits, and year-round entertaining family-oriented activities.
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  • Omaha Civic Auditorium

    Omaha Civic Auditorium

    The Omaha Civic Auditorium is downtown Omaha's first arena and convention center. Home to Omaha Beef indoor professional football, Omaha Lancers USHL hockey and Omaha Vipers MISL soccer.
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  • Mall of the Bluffs

    Mall of the Bluffs

    1751 Madison Ave
    The city's largest.
  • Lewis and Clark State Historic Site

    #1 Lewis & Clark Trail Hartford, IL 62048
  • Historic Squirrel Cage Jail

    226 Pearl St
    One of the last lazy Susan style-rotary jails in existence.
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  • Ameristar Casino Hotel

    2200 River Rd
  • Upstream Brewery

    Upstream Brewery

    514 S 11th Street in the Old Market
    Has pool tables and on Wednesday nights $7 pizzas and $2 microbrews are served. Also has a full menu and great food at a reasonable price. Try the sample platter of microbrews and get your favorite in a growler to go.
  • Piccolo Pete's

    Piccolo Pete's

    2202 S 20th St
    , [97] Family owned for over 70 years, Piccolo's has been serving Omaha since 1933. Menu items include steaks, fish & chicken dishes, and also a few Italian specialties. Like Gorat's, it is one of Warren Buffett's favorite places to eat. Friendly service and an excellent family atmosphere.
  • The Boiler Room

    The Boiler Room

    1110 Jones Street
    A relative newcomer to Omaha's fine restaurant scene, The Boiler Room is a hidden gem in the south side of the Old Market tucked in the gutted boiler room of an old warehouse. The food is usually sourced locally and has a heavy emphasis on gourmet French-style cooking, especially meat. Try the boar's head or scorpionfish. The menu changes daily.
  • V Mertz

    V Mertz

    1022 Howard Street
    Intimate and romantic ambiance. The menu, which changes weekly, is continental but also offers some innovative culinary creations from a range of cuisine types. Great for special dinners. Located in the Old Market. Famous clientele have included: Bono of U2, local plutocrat Warren Buffet, and Bruce "the Boss" Springsteen. After several tumultuous quarters riddled by declining quality, V Mertz received new management as of July 2009 and has already regained its crown as Omaha's gastronomic powerhouse.
  • Ted & Wally's Ice Cream Shop

    Ted & Wally's Ice Cream Shop

    1120 Jackson St
    Award- winning premium homemade 18% butterfat ice cream made the old fashioned way using rock salt and ice, in Omaha, Nebraska's Old Market District since 1986.
  • Upstream Brewing Co

    Upstream Brewing Co

    514 S 11th St
    Weddings, Holidays, corporate events, etc....We can bring Upstream to your next event. Check out our Catering site for more information or call Carrie at (402) 301-4022
  • Blue Sushi Sake Grill

    Blue Sushi Sake Grill

    416 S 12th Street
    Free garage parking! Entrance off Barden St. On Twitter @BlueSushiFTW
  • Aromas

    1033 Jones Street
    European style coffee shop right down the street from Upstream and under the old market lofts. It’s the most versatile shop in Omaha, when it comes to brewing methods and selection. The crowd consists of dedicated college regulars, loft residents and local baristas. Definitely a place to check out if you're looking for sophisticated, yet cozy shop.
  • Myth

    1105 Howard Street in the Old Market
    Pricey but good martinis.
  • The Flatiron Cafe

    1722 Saint Marys Avenue
    Fine new American cuisine located in Downtown Omaha. The Flatiron Cafe's staff has been happily serving the theater crowd, business travelers and those celebrating special occasions since 1995.
  • Los Portales

    2614 S 13th Street
    Authentic Mexican that caters to the more adventurous diners. Examples include steak served with cactus, quail, and tongue burritos.
  • Ted & Wally's

    1120 Jackson St
    Homemade ice cream with many unique flavors such as French Toast, Trix, Chai Tea, Dirt, and even Guinness. The ice cream flavors are always changing. Voted best ice cream in Omaha.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Council Bluffs uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.