We understand being on a budget and counting your pennies, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! Earlier this year, we shared fun things to do in Omaha for $10 or less. Did you know there are also many fun things you can do in Council Bluffs on the cheap?
Bob the Bridge – FREE
Along the riverfront you’ll find a fantastic bridge that will actually goes into both Omaha and Council Bluffs! The Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge is a 3,000-foot walkway along the Missouri River that is perfect for walking the dog or getting a workout in.
Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard – $5.00
A large orchard and vineyard in Council Bluffs, Ditmars is a really fun place to go to grab a glass of wine and enjoy the scenery. For only five bucks, you can try a flight of wine and taste all of the wines they have available. Stay for a glass, which will only cost you five more dollars.
Squirrel Cage Jail – $7.00
You can tour this unique jail in Council Bluffs for only $7. You can learn the history of the jail, which was built in 1885, and see first-hand if the Squirrel Cage is haunted or not. This structure is a piece of history that is unlikely to be repeated.
U.P Railroad Museum – FREE
This museum is a great place to go with family and friends to learn about the Union Pacific Railroad. This museum has been located in downtown Council Bluffs in the historic building that used to house the Council Bluffs Carnegie Free Public Library. Check out this educational museum next time you’re looking for something to do in Council Bluffs!
Historic General Dodge House – $7.00
The former home of one of Council Bluff’s most famous residents, General Grenville M. Dodge, this museum is a great place to spend an afternoon exploring. The home was built in 1869 for $35,000, and now this 14-room, three-story mansion is open to the public for viewing.
Hitchcock Nature Center – $2.00
You can explore nature by visiting the Hitchcock Nature Center. The entry cost is $2 a car, or $10 for an annual permit. You can go to the Loess Hills Lodge Exhibit Gallery, or take your time hiking their many walking trails.
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