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Known as "Iowa's Leading Edge," Council Bluffs is on the western border just a few minutes from Omaha, Nebraska and pristine lakes like Carter Lake and Lake Manawa. The city is known for two natural phenomena. One is the purple martins that migrate each year to Bayliss Park downtown. The other is the abundance of black squirrels that take up residence in and around the city, especially downtown. They are all nicknamed "Chipper." The people of Council Bluffs are fun loving, down to earth folk.
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Council Bluffs is also known for the casinos and many people drive here just for the weekend. Besides the games, there are spectacular shows, great food, and very cheap motel rates. But this community also has some fine performing arts as well. Plays and musicals are performed in the Westfield Amphitheater or the Chanticleer Community Theater. More and more well known acts and musicians are including Council Bluffs in their circuit tours.
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The city also has six museums and sites to visit. You can't miss taking a picture of the Squirrel Cage Jail, built in a rotating cylinder of bars so the guards could keep a better ye on the prisoners. There is a strong Mormon influence here. The congregations stayed here before moving on to Utah and there are many commemorative monuments and sites close by. Also worth seeing is the Air Force and Western Railroad museums.