West Central Iowa

Donna Reed Center for the Performing Arts - A non-profit organization to memorialize Donna Reed's accomplishments and perpetuate her deep commitments to youth, education, and the performing arts. Housed in the restored 1914 Germania Opera House, the Center offers both film and theatrical productions, a turn-of-the-century soda fountain, gift shop, photos as well as personal and movie memorabilia from Donna Reed's life.

Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center - This museum complex is straight out of the 1800s, with an original log cabin, general store, and school. The official Iowa Welcome Center provides tourism information and assistance to travelers. The Iowa Products Store offers food, beverage, clothing, crafts, and a wide variety of souvenirs.

Museum of Religious Arts - The purpose of the Museum of Religious Arts is to preserve and exhibit religious arts, tradition and culture, fostering an appreciation of religious history for enrichment and that of future generations.

Squirrel Cage Jail - The unique Squirrel Cage Jail in Council Bluffs served as the Pottawattamie County Jail from 1885 until 1969.

Whiterock Resort - The Resort offers outdoor recreation including the best trail riding in Iowa. Rent a canoe, mountain bike, draft horse wagon or gator. Take a tour of commercial or alternative agriculture, learn about prairies, astronomy, raptors, local history and more. Try out one of the 35 fishing ponds, take a hike, try bird watching. Stroll the expansive gardens and lots more.

Guthrie County Historical Village - This village features Guthrie County history and includes an antiques and artifacts building, a log cabin, a general store, the Milwaukee Railroad depot and caboose, a church, a one-room country school, a blacksmith shop, an implement exhibit hall, a coal mine display and an early general store.

Museum of Danish America - The Museum is dedicated to telling the story of the Danish immigrant's experience across North America -- from Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to Solvang, California, and from Danevang, Texas, to Dalum, Alberta. The traditions carried on by later generations of Danish Americans will be presented in programs and special events.

Danish Windmill Museum & Welcome Center - Come take a guided tour of the authentic windmill from Denmark built in 1848 and transported to Elk Horn in 1975. The mill grinds wheat and rye by wind power. See a 10-minute video, and tour the 60-foot mill, gears and grinding stones.

RailsWest Railroad Museum - The Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot was constructed in 1899 on the south edge of downtown Council Bluffs and today is operated as a museum and model railroad display.

Cass County Museum - Houses 3,000 artifacts covering many aspects of life in Cass County. The collection spans over twenty-five different areas of history from the earliest Native American inhabitants and Civil War time, to the present day.

Denison Aquatic Center - This facility includes a large six-lane indoor pool, complete with easily accessible stairs. Also featured is a climate-controlled Sauna and warm, relaxing Spa with hydro jets. A trip outside leads you to the Children's Activity Pool with a Frog Water Slide, a fountain and five bubbly Geysers.

Western Historic Trails Center - Prepare for an adventure along the western historic trails. Receive an orientation for trips north following the Lewis and Clark Trail or for trips west following the routes of early travelers on the Oregon, Mormon, and California Trails.

Union Pacific Railroad Museum - Houses one of the oldest corporate collections in the nation. It includes artifacts, photographs, and documents that trace the development of the transcontinental railroad and the American West.