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10 Things to Do This Spring in Council Bluffs

As spring blooms in Council Bluffs, it's time to shed the winter coats and embrace the great outdoors. From picturesque trails to historical landmarks, there's no shortage of activities to enjoy. Here are 10 must-do experiences to add to your spring itinerary:

1. Golfing at Area Courses

Tee off at one of Council Bluffs' scenic golf courses and enjoy a day of leisurely play amidst lush greenery and rolling hills. Check out options like Bent Tree Golf Course, Dodge Riverside Golf Club, and Fox Run Golf Course and Clubhouse. For more area courses, visit our blog.

2. Biking the Iowa Riverfront Trail

Grab your bike and hit the Iowa Riverfront Trail, offering breathtaking views of the Missouri River and opportunities to explore our outstanding trail system. Need a bike? Check out the Heartland Bike Share kiosk at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park!

3. Hiking at Hitchcock Nature Center

Keep the mud off your boots and take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk at Hitchcock Nature Center. This trail allows you to immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature while admiring panoramic views of the Loess Hills.

4. Frisbee Golf at Treasure Cove Disc Golf Course

Challenge your friends to a game of frisbee golf at Treasure Cove Disc Golf Course at Iowa Western Community College, featuring scenic landscapes and challenging holes for players of all skill levels.

5. Dining at Doozies and Playing at Dream Playground

Indulge in delicious eats and ice cream at Doozies before heading to Dream Playground for some family-friendly fun, complete with slides, swings, and climbing structures.

6. Exploring History 

Delve into the rich history of Council Bluffs by visiting the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Squirrel Cage Jail, and Historic General Dodge House, offering fascinating insights into the area's past.

7. Riverfront Activities 

Spend a day by the riverfront, walking across the iconic Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, enjoying playtime at Belles' Play Garden, and dining with scenic views at The Terrace.

8. Art Tour with the OtoCast App 

Embark on a self-guided art tour using the OtoCast App, showcasing Council Bluffs' vibrant arts scene with installations and sculptures throughout the city.

9. Live Music and Concerts 

Experience the vibrant local music scene by attending live performances and concerts at various venues across Council Bluffs. Visit our blog for a list of upcoming shows to see!

10. Canoeing at Arrowhead Park 

Starting in May, rent a canoe and explore the serene waters of the 17-acre lake at Arrowhead Park, perfect for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Mosey into the Metro - Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha:

Cross the river and immerse yourself in a sea of vibrant colors at Lauritzen Gardens, home to over 500,000 daffodils and tulips in full bloom, creating a breathtaking springtime spectacle.

With so many exciting activities to choose from, springtime in Council Bluffs promises endless adventures and unforgettable experiences for visitors and locals alike. So grab your gear, gather your loved ones, and embark on a springtime journey to remember!

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