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Culture, Recreation, Attractions

Council Bluffs' history and location on the river next to Omaha, NE allows for a wide variety of entertainment. From opera to ballet, soccer to professional baseball, museums to zoos, and specialty stores to quaint boutiques, Council Bluffs offers the best of it all. Concerts at the Mid-America Center or plays at the Iowa Western Performing Arts Center compliment other concerts and entertainment venues in the metro area.

For information about cultural events and opportunities in the Council Bluffs area, visit the Bluffs Arts Council at

In the spring of 2004, the Iowa West Foundation began a visionary effort to reenergize Council Bluffs as a place that promotes civic pride, attracts new residents, encourages community revitalization, and welcomes new visitors by means of a high quality, integrated public art program. That program is Iowa West Public Art,

Discover all of Council Bluffs parks, recreation, and attractions by visiting the Convention & Visitors Bureau.