It’s been an uncertain few months of social distancing, staying at home, and not being able to visit our loved ones. As Iowa begins to loosen restrictions, many of us are eager to see our family and friends again! Now is a great time to think ahead and begin planning the much-anticipated reunion with the ones you miss the most. Council Bluffs is just the place for an UNforgettable reunion thanks to a variety of outdoor activities, social-distancing friendly attractions, and venue spaces.

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Pottawattamie County Geological Society Building Mural

In addition to giving you and your loved ones something to look forward to, planning a future reunion or event in Council Bluffs supports our local businesses — especially those that rely on events and the hospitality industry like our hotels and event spaces.

Plus, as you dine and explore Council Bluffs, that brings relief to local restaurants and attractions that are just as excited to reopen as you are to get out. 

If you plan an event or have supported local businesses in other ways, share your story on social media with #CB United to inspire and encourage others. 

Things to Do

While you're here, reconnect with your Council Bluffs favorites, experience something new, and enjoy activities that will keep you and your loved ones safe. Here are some must-visit stops: 

Stars & Bronze Tribute Trail

Visit our Play page for more ideas! Please check ahead with local businesses you plan on visiting for updated COVID-19 hours and procedures. 


Council Bluffs is home to many venue options, plus others throughout Pottawattamie County. If you are needing a space to gather, there are outdoor venues like River's Edge Pavilion, venue spaces in bars and restaurants like at Barley's or Full Fledged Brewing Company, venue spaces in hotels like at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites @ Ameristar, and made-for-event venues like The Grass Wagon or Bayliss Park Hall

Our director of sales, Alicia Frieze, would be happy to help you find a space perfect for your reunion or get together. Contact her at (712) 256-2577 ext. 1 or

Please keep in mind that some businesses are still closed and others are opening up with modifications; some venue offerings and operating procedures may be different than usual depending on your event date. 

Start Planning

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Our hotel partners would like to help you plan a perfect reunion! Check out these hotel packages, for a discounted stay during your reUNion. 

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This post was originally published on May 30, 2020 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.