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5 Things to this July in Council Bluffs

July in Council Bluffs is a vibrant time filled with exciting outdoor activities, cultural events, and scenic adventures. Whether you're a local or just visiting, here are five fantastic things to do this month.

1. Cool Off at the Splash Pads at Bayliss Park and Fairmount Park

When the summer heat is on, there's no better way to cool off than at the splash pads at Bayliss Park and Fairmount Park. These family-friendly spots offer a refreshing escape with water features perfect for kids and adults alike. Pack a picnic and spend the day at Bayliss Park, where you can enjoy the beautiful fountain and shaded areas, or head to Fairmount Park for a splash amidst lush greenery and trails. Both parks provide a fun and safe environment to beat the heat and enjoy the outdoors.

2. Explore the Museums in Pottawattamie County During the Pottawattamie County Museum Crawl on July 14th

On July 14th, immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Pottawattamie County by participating in the Pottawattamie County Museum Crawl. This unique event offers free entry to several museums, including the Walnut Creek Historical Museum, Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum, and the Nishna Heritage Museum. Explore fascinating exhibits, learn about the area's heritage, and take part in special activities. It's a fantastic opportunity to discover the stories and artifacts that make this region unique.

3. Attend a Concert at Stir Concert Cove

Stir Concert Cove at Harrah's Casino is the place to be for live music this July. The open-air venue offers a fantastic lineup of concerts featuring popular artists from various genres. With a vibrant atmosphere, great acoustics, and scenic river views, Stir Concert Cove provides an unforgettable concert experience. Check their schedule for upcoming performances and get ready to enjoy a night of music under the stars.

4. Enjoy Rooftop Dining at Glory Days on the 100 Block

For a unique dining experience, head to Glory Days on the 100 Block. Their rooftop patio is the perfect spot for enjoying delicious food and drinks while overlooking the heart of Council Bluffs. Whether you're in the mood for a casual lunch or a sunset dinner, Glory Days offers a varied menu that caters to all tastes. Relax with a cocktail in hand as you soak up the summer vibes and panoramic sights.

5. Take a Tour of the Historic General Dodge House

Step back in time with a tour of the Historic General Dodge House, a beautifully preserved Victorian mansion that was once home to General Grenville M. Dodge. This National Historic Landmark offers guided tours that provide insight into the life and times of one of America’s foremost railroad builders and Civil War heroes. Explore the elegant rooms filled with period furnishings and artifacts, and stroll through the meticulously maintained gardens. It's a must-visit for history buffs and anyone interested in 19th-century architecture and design.

Council Bluffs offers a wealth of activities to make your July memorable. From splashing around in parks to exploring local museums, enjoying live music, dining with a view, and delving into history, there's something for everyone. Get out there and make the most of summer in this charming city!

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