Walk to Horseshoe casino and find other fun things to do in Council Bluffs

From sports arenas and parks to shopping districts and museums, there’s something for everyone to enjoy when you book at the Country Inn & Suites in Council Bluffs. You can walk across the street to play the slots at Horseshoe Council Bluffs or travel about five minutes northwest to try your luck at Harrah’s and Ameristar casinos. The Mid-America Center, which is connected to the hotel, hosts conferences and workshops throughout the year. Here with the family? You won’t want to miss Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, with its 70-foot shark tunnel, or downtown Omaha’s Old Market district, where you can find an abundance of things to do about 10 minutes from the hotel.

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Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs

1.19 mi / 1.91 km from the hotel
Do you feel lucky? Spend an evening at Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs, where you can play slots and table games before heading to one of the on-site restaurants or bars.

Squirrel Cage Jail Museum

2.42 mi / 3.9 km from the hotel
For an interesting peek into American history, head to the Squirrel Cage Jail Museum, the only three-story rotary jail ever built. The building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was designed with a distinctive rotating floor.

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

27.05 mi / 43.53 km from the hotel
It’s worth the trip to see one of the country’s top military air and spacecraft collections at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum. Explore Apollo modules, NASA prototypes, and WWII bombers before catching a show at the planetarium.

Breezy Hills Vineyard

22.33 mi / 35.94 km from the hotel
Sip locally made wine during a romantic evening at Breezy Hills Vineyard. You can enjoy samples of favorites like Sassy Girl, an award-winning sweet white wine, while you tour this family-owned facility in the Iowa countryside.

Harrah’s Council Bluffs

1.68 mi / 2.71 km from the hotel
Whether you’re looking for a lucky break at the blackjack table or a quick bite at the buffet, head to Harrah’s and find table games, slots, restaurants, and concerts. You can also enjoy access to Dodge Park golf course.

Horseshoe Council Bluffs

0.11 mi / 0.19 km from the hotel
Everything’s coming up aces at Horseshoe, the largest casino in Iowa. Come practice your poker face and celebrate a big win with premium meats from Jack Binion’s Steak House, located on site.

Lauritzen Gardens

1.44 mi / 2.32 km from the hotel
Escape to a 100-acre botanical oasis along the banks of the Missouri River. In addition to its outdoor green spaces, Lauritzen Gardens features a 32,000-square-foot visitor center with floral displays, artwork, a gift shop, and a café.

RailsWest Railroad Museum

2.04 mi / 3.29 km from the hotel
At this museum, you’ll learn more about the role Council Bluffs played as the easternmost point of the original Transcontinental Railroad, which led to the growth of the entire area. Young conductors love to climb aboard the museum’s train cars.

Union Pacific Railroad Museum

2.46 mi / 3.95 km from the hotel
Visit this museum to check out photographs, artifacts, and hands-on exhibits detailing the history of the Transcontinental Railroad, completed in part by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1869.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

2.12 mi / 3.41 km from the hotel
Sprawling over 130 acres, this zoo is packed with exotic wildlife from around the globe. Explore the Kingdoms of the Night exhibit, featuring a host of nocturnal creatures in caves, canyons, and a huge indoor swamp.

CHI Health Center Omaha

2.77 mi / 4.46 km from the hotel
Hosting everything from rodeos and motocross races to circus acts and conventions, CHI Health Center Omaha seats more than 18,000 fans and is home to the Creighton Bluejays basketball team.

The Old Market

2.56 mi / 4.12 km from the hotel
No trip to Omaha is complete without a visit to its Old Market, which is filled with shops, restaurants, and museums. Stop by Hollywood Candy to sample homemade treats like chocolate-covered potato chips and white chocolate bark coated in Fruity Pebbles.