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5 Things to Do this April in Council Bluffs

Spring is in full swing in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and the city is buzzing with exciting events and activities for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're a sports enthusiast, nature lover, or foodie, Council Bluffs has something special in store for you this April. Here are five must-do activities to add to your calendar.

1. Cheer on the Iowa Rampage at their First Game of the Season

Get ready to witness some adrenaline-pumping action as the Iowa Rampage kicks off their season on April 17th at the Mid-America Center. Gather your friends and family, don your team colors, and head to the arena to support our local arena football heroes. With thrilling gameplay and an electric atmosphere, this promises to be an unforgettable experience for sports fans of all ages.

2. Celebrate Earth Day with Pottawattamie Conservation 

Join the community in celebrating Earth Day with Pottawattamie Conservation's Free Day at the Parks event. On April 20th, admission to all six of the county's beautiful parks is free of charge. Take advantage of this opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, explore scenic trails, and appreciate the natural beauty that Pottawattamie County has to offer. Whether you prefer hiking, birdwatching, or simply soaking up the tranquility of the outdoors, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

County Parks Include Arrowhead Park in Neola, Botna Bend Park in Hancock, Hitchcock Nature Center and Mt. Crescent Ski Area in Honey Creek, Narrows River Park in Council Bluffs, and Olde Town Park in Macedonia.

3. Play Pickleball at Cochran Park

Looking for a fun way to stay active and socialize with friends? Head over to Cochran Park and try your hand at pickleball! This fast-paced sport combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, making it suitable for players of all skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, you'll love the friendly atmosphere and sense of camaraderie that pickleball offers. Grab your racket, gather your friends, and enjoy a lively game under the open sky.

4. Experience a Sunrise or Sunset at the Lewis & Clark Monument Scenic Overlook

For breathtaking views and a serene moment, make your way to the Lewis & Clark Monument Scenic Overlook. Perched atop a bluff overlooking the Missouri River, this iconic landmark offers unparalleled vistas of the surrounding landscape. Whether you prefer to start your day with a spectacular sunrise or wind down with a mesmerizing sunset, the overlook provides the perfect backdrop for quiet reflection and appreciation of nature's beauty. Don't forget your camera – you'll want to capture these unforgettable moments.

5. Try Out Council Bluffs' Newest Restaurant, BBQ Brother's Cafe

Indulge your taste buds at Council Bluffs' newest culinary hotspot, BBQ Brother's Cafe. Located near Lake Manawa State Park, this charming eatery is renowned for its mouthwatering barbecue dishes and warm hospitality. From tender brisket and succulent ribs to savory sides and delectable desserts, there's something on the menu to satisfy every craving. Whether you dine in or take out, a meal at BBQ Brother's Cafe is sure to be a delicious highlight of your April adventures in Council Bluffs.

With so much to see and do, April promises to be an exciting month in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Whether you're seeking sports excitement, outdoor adventures, or culinary delights, you'll find plenty of ways to make lasting memories in our vibrant community. So mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and get ready to experience the best that Council Bluffs has to offer this April!

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