Council Bluffs, Iowa is located just east of Omaha, Nebraska bordering the Missouri River. Named for the 1804 meeting of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with the Otoe tribe, Council Bluffs is rich with American Midwest history. Council Bluffs makes up part of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. Council Bluffs plays host to the only casino gaming facilities in the area including Harrah’s and The Horseshoe Casino. Try your luck at the tables, catch a show or dance the night away; there is plenty of nightlife in Council Bluffs.
Apartments in Council Bluffs are among the more affordable within the greater metropolitan area. Metropolitan Area Transit, or MAT, connects the two cities on the river with the ease of public transportation. Affordable living so close to Omaha, coupled with an exciting nightlife, makes Council Bluffs a popular choice among residents.
Council Bluffs is also a short distance to Lake Manawa State Park. The park’s 1,529 acres encompass a beautiful 772-acre lake. Enjoy camping, fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking all just less than 3 miles from Council Bluffs.