Come for a Convention, Stay for the Casinos
Boasting proximity to sports arenas, green spaces, shopping districts and museums, the Country Inn & Suites, Council Bluffs is ideal for all kinds of travelers. Play the slots at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, located across the street, or try your luck at the nearby Harrah’s and Ameristar casinos. If you’re here on business, enjoy our convenient access to the Mid-America Center, which hosts conferences and workshops throughout the year. Families won’t want to miss Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, where you can marvel at a 70-foot shark tunnel, or downtown Omaha’s Old Market district, where you can find abundant things to do just 10 minutes away from the hotel.
Museums and Culture:
- RailsWest Railroad Museum (2.8 miles)
At this museum, you’ll learn more about Council Bluffs’ role 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.
Phone: +1 (712) 323-2509
- Squirrel Cage Jail Museum (3.8 miles)
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 rotating floor and now offers a glimpse at the stranger side of life in 19th-century Iowa.
Phone: +1 (712) 323-2509
- Union Pacific Railroad Museum (3.8 miles)
Boasting thousands of artifacts that chronicle the boom of the Union Pacific railway system, this museum offers a perfect opportunity to teach your kids—and yourself—about the fascinating history of American transportation.
Phone: +1 (712) 329-8307
- Breezy Hills Vineyard (25.7 miles)
Share a glass of homemade 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.
Phone: +1 (712) 485-2083
- Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum (32.5 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (402) 944-3100
- Horseshoe Council Bluffs (0.3 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (712) 323-2500
- Ameristar Council Bluffs (2 miles)
Do you feel lucky? Spend an evening at Ameristar Council Bluffs, a casino on the Missouri River where you can play slots and table games before heading to one of the on-site restaurants or bars.
Phone: +1 (712) 328-8888
- Harrah’s Council Bluffs (2.7 miles)
Whether you’re looking for a lucky break at the blackjack table or a quick bite at the buffet, Harrah’s gives you a variety of table games and slots to go along with its restaurants and concerts. The casino also offers access to two golf courses: Westwood and Dodge Riverside.
Phone: +1 (712) 329-6000
Family Entertainment and Recreation:
- CenturyLink Center Omaha (4.3 miles)
This 18,300-seat facility may be home to the Creighton Bluejays basketball team, but it’s more than just a sports arena. CenturyLink Center Omaha hosts everything from rodeos and motocross races to circus acts and conventions.
Phone: +1 (402) 341-1500
- The Old Market (4.4 miles)
From one-of-a-kind clothing boutiques to award-winning photography shops, you’ll be inspired by the variety of retailers and dining options at the Old Market, a district known for its artistic vibe. Be sure to come back later to experience the Old Market’s thriving nightlife.
Phone: +1 (402) 916-1796
- Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium (4.4 miles)
Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium brings the world to Council Bluffs by featuring thousands of animals, acres of gardens and plenty of family-friendly rides. Take the kids to watch a movie in the Lozier IMAX® theater or cool down in the Alaskan Adventure splash park.
Phone: +1 (402) 733-8401
- TD Ameritrade Park (4.7 miles)
Love college baseball? TD Ameritrade Park has served as the home field of the College World Series since 2011. Come watch your favorite players score big at this expansive stadium.
Phone: +1 (402) 341-1500
- Lauritzen Gardens (4.9 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (402) 346-4002
Directions to the Country Inn & Suites, Council Bluffs
The hotel is just off I-80 and I-29, nestled next to Horseshoe Council Bluffs and attached to the Mid-America Center. Exit at 24th Street and head north, turn left onto Mid-America Drive, and turn right onto Arena Way, which leads directly to the hotel’s front door.