Whether you enjoy fine wine with your dinner, the opera, the symphony or a ballet pas de deux or like to dust off your brow at a rodeo and watch a cowboy wrestle a hefty steer or two, Council Bluffs - Iowa's Leading Edge - has it waiting just for you.
Recreation and culture are vital elements to Council Bluffs residents who enjoy all the amenities of a major metropolitan area, such as Performing Arts Center, Council Bluffs public library, historical attractions, fine arts, dining, night life, the College World Series, riverboat cruises - and an even world-class zoo.
For the outdoor enthusiasts, there are pristine parks, nature preserves, the National Loess Hills Scenic Byway, Lake Manawa State Park, the Missouri River and Council Bluffs Recreation Complex, a state-of-the-art outdoor sports venue, skate board and ATV parks - just to name a few.
One of 40 Bicycle Friendly Communities in the nation, Council Bluffs, a Tree City USA, also has more than 150 miles of trails in the metro area, including the Wabash Trace - Iowa's longest inter-modal trail - whether you go by bike, hoof, as in horses, or shoe.
The city and its surrounding ethnic communities also host numerous concerts, festivals and local theater.
And, with shopping fast becoming a national pastime, there are numerous malls, shops, speciality boutiques, antique stores and an outlet center for all to peruse.
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