The end of winter and the arrival of early spring means the weather may be a bit unpredictable, but that doesn't mean you need to stay at home! There are numerous fun and exciting things to do in Council Bluffs, regardless of the temperature. We've made a list of some of the best things to do on cold, wet, and snowy days from escaping from an award-winning escape room to visiting a local museum.
As mile zero of the Transcontinental Railroad, Council Bluffs is rich in history, and we're proud to show it off! Uncover the past at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, the Historic General Dodge House, the Squirrel Cage Jail, and many other museums and historical sites. Click here for a complete list of museums and historical attractions in Council Bluffs.
The Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center serves as a hub for creative activity in Pottawattamie County. It features educational classes for young learners, including ceramics, painting, and a STEAM makers lab. Adults will enjoy the ever-changing art exhibitions in the gallery and live performances by the American Midwest Ballet, Chanticleer Community Theater, and Kanesville Symphony Orchestra.
Council Bluffs' first and only indoor karting facility, Joe's Indoor Karting, offers fast and furious kart racing with European indoor karts racing up to speeds of 45 mph! In addition to races, Joe's also offers classes and leagues.
Pirate Putt is an indoor miniature golf course full of challenging obstacles and fun for the family! The course is decorated with a pirate theme with life-size pirates, a pirate ship, sunken treasure, and an underwater adventure. You might have to walk the plank, so watch out for sharks!
The Cryptic Room is a live-action, team-based escape room game. Once you are inside of one of the five-themed rooms, the clock starts ticking, and you have limited time to work together, find and use clues, solve the puzzles, and "break out." You must hurry, though — once the clock hits zero, it is all over!
The Hub CB is the place to be for year-round family fun! The Fly Zone Trampoline Park features an open bounce area, dunk hoops, dodgeball court, a battle beam to joust on, a large arcade, and so much more!
Enjoy your favorite flicks in comfort at AMC. The theater features recliner seats, reserved seating, a bar, Dolby Cinema, and RealD 3D and IMAX viewing options.
Looking to see what the rest of the city of Council Bluffs has to offer? Check out Thunderbowl for an afternoon of friendly competition. Visit the Historic 100 Block of West Broadway for a delicious bite to eat or shop until you drop at Metro Crossing Shopping Center! Use the buttons below to find local attractions, restaurants, and hotels.
*Cover photo taken by @sarahwmorris on Instagram
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