Charter Bus Rental Council Bluffs
Learn about the City’s Network of Railroads and Local Creative Talents when in Town
Before the city was developed and grew in popularity, it was known as Kanesville, located within close proximity to some emigrant trails, including the Mormon Trail. Sometimes, Council Bluffs is commonly grouped together with the neighboring Omaha. The land that the city sits on today was formerly settled by the Potawatomi people before 1838 and the people had a big role to play during the War of 1812, especially Sauganash who was a mixed race son between a Mohawk mother and an Irish immigrant known as William Caldwell. Sauganash’s original name was Billy Caldwell. Many Indian tribes were pushed into Council Bluffs because of an illegal whiskey trade and land conflict and the U.S. Army built Fort Croghan to try to control both the illegal trade and traffic along Missouri River. During the 1930s, Council Bluffs had become the fifth largest rail center and it was used for massive grain storage, attracting companies like Giant Manufacturing, Blue Star Foods, Dwarfies Cereal, Frito-Lay, Kimball Elevators, Reliance Batteries and World Radio, just to name a few. While many parts of Council Bluffs is historic in their own way, the downtown city center which is located along West Broadway, Old Town west and North Western Transportation Railroad, has the most unique features historically and architecturally. Council Bluffs is also known to be home to Casino Row, one of the most vibrant entertainment district in the region. It started with the opening of Bluffs Run Greyhound Park in 1986, which was followed by several riverboat casinos like Ameristar and Harvey’s Casino Hotel. If you are interested in architecture, be sure to visit Huntington Avenue which is home to some of the city’s earliest 20th century Craftsman homes.
Make no mistake about it but when you use a charter bus to move around or to conveniently transport your visitors or guests around Council Bluffs, lots of time and money will be saved on transportation. For instance, you can quickly make your way to and from attractions like Lauritzen Gardens Omaha’s Botanical Center for an outing with your family and then bring the party bus to Ameristar Casino Hotel for LIVE entertainment and try your luck with the slot machines and table games. You can sit back and relax while the charter bus driver safely takes you and your friends to Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts or visit the historic Orpheum Theater. A mini bus or school bus, in the meantime, are perfect vehicles for field trips to Union Pacific Railroad Museum and you can enjoy the breathtaking views at Lewis & Clark Monument and Scenic Overlook right after disembarking from the charter bus. Visitors can also learn about the network of railroads at the historical Western Historic Trails Center or scope out the scenic views along Missouri River at River’s Edge Park. US Coachways is always ready to answer any question you might have about renting a charter bus for events in Council Bluffs and it can be done over the phone, via email or when you log into our online bus reservation and management services. All you need to do is to contact our customer service representatives today!
The Countless Interesting and Thrilling Activities to Engage in in Council Bluffs, IA
The attractions in Council Bluffs range from LIVE entertainment to casinos and charming restaurants to historic points of interest. So, everyone, regardless of age or preference, will have something to do to keep them entertainment and busy throughout their visit.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — There is a long list of entertainment options and amusement centers for visitors to enjoy in Council Bluffs, especially if you like gaming. Be sure to rent a party bus for a big celebration in Iowa’s biggest riverboat casino in the form of Ameristar Casino Hotel where there are also 160 guest rooms, a few restaurants and a casino with a large number table games and slot machines. Harrah’s Casino also offers a large lineup of games like craps, blackjack, poker and roulette and similarly, a hotel and restaurants on site. For kids, you can bring them for karaoke, video games and arts and crafts at the specially-designed day-care facility of Kids Quest or bring them for a few rounds of go-karting at Joe’s Karting. And when all the excitement has died down, catch the latest movies or enjoy an IMAX movie-going experience at AMC Council Bluffs 17.
- Art & Culture — Although Chanticleer Theater in downtown Council Bluffs remains to be the constant go-to place for those who love LIVE entertainment because there is a nice mix of family-friendly performances as well as classics and new releases, there are other fun art attractions in and around Council Bluffs to visit. You can bring the charter bus to Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts to support local contemporary artists and community art projects, Omaha Performing Arts which is dedicated to providing the locals with a creative space to express themselves, Orpheum Theater which is an original 1920 vaudeville theater. Orpheum features a beautiful restored art deco and period-style architecture which is historically beautiful. For a more intimate experience, organize a trip to Joslyn Art Museum which has a large collection of ancient and European art, or bring the charter bus to Kountze Memorial Theater in neighboring Ashland to catch a melodrama performance by the locals.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — Council Bluff is an extremely historic city, hence, it should come as no surprise that the city is a haven for history buffs. You can learn about the history of the Union Pacific Railroad and artifacts collected by Abe Lincoln at Union Pacific Railroad Museum or bring the charter bus to Historic General Dodge House which is an attraction dedicated to the city’s beloved military hero and railroad pioneer. There are special guided tours for groups and children on a field trip. As you step towards the Lewis & Clark Monument and Scenic Overlook, you will be welcomed by a scenic view and as you tour the preserved route taken by the explorers, you can’t help but stop along the way to capture the stunning scenery, making it an extremely popular attraction for photography enthusiasts! The Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail & Museum is open from February to December, closing during winter months. It is a former jail for the city and is known for its quite unusual design which, as the name might suggest, resembles a squirrel cage. The RailsWest Railroad Museum & HO Model Display is originally a train station and today, it is one of the largest rail museum in the country. Some parts of the attraction is dedicated to the railroad history for the state of Iowa and if that is not enough, make a trip to Western Historic Trails Center which has artifacts and exhibits educating patrons about the expansion of the city (and its railroad system) towards the west of Iowa and there are maps of trails as well as covered wagon caravans from a bygone era to check out. To learn about the USN submarine training, bring the charter bus to Freedom Park Navy Museum in Omaha instead. It contains the last remaining USN Submarine, Admiral Class Minesweeper and a complete collection of USN anti-aircraft guns in the world.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — For outdoor activities and nature, you can’t beat the amenities and educational exhibits at Hitchcock Nature Center in downtown Council Bluffs. It is open all year round for nature lovers, hikers, bikers, cross country skiers, tobogganers, bird-watchers, students and families alike. River’s Edge Park is located along Missouri River and it spans 80 acres in total. There’s a pedestrian bridge for you to cross the river and enjoy the paved walkways towards the sports and concert venue. The Wabash Trace Nature Trail, in the meantime, stretches more than 60 miles and hikers can stop by sites where there are crushed limestone surfaces across the beautiful untouched wilderness of Council Bluffs. People can also opt for swimming, a picnic and a game of volleyball at Lake Manawa Beach, have a walk along the arboretum with English border garden, a rose garden, tree peony garden and bird sanctuary of Lauritzen Gardens Omaha’s Botanical Center or bring your loved ones to Heartland of America Park to enjoy the 300-foot water jet fountain and light show after walking through 30 acres of walking trail.
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