General Grenville M. Dodge was quite possibly the most important railroad builder in the late 1800’s. His Victorian home, built in 1869, is now a museum located in Council Bluffs. The house can be toured most days.
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
The bridge is a pedestrian-only bridge across the Missouri River. It stretches 3,000 feet from Council Bluffs to Omaha, Nebraska. It opened in September 2008.
Wind Turbines near Walnut
The state of Iowa is a leader in Wind Energy production. Pottawattamie County contributes to this with over 100 wind turbines. Most of them are located near the town of Walnut.
Downtown Council Bluffs
The City of Council Bluffs is both the largest city in Pottawattamie County and the county seat. The city’s downtown boasts the beautiful Bayliss Park and the iconic Public Library.
The Loess (pronounced ‘luss’) Hills of Pottawattamie County rise 200 feet above the Missouri River floodplain. They are a unique landform which only exist in a few other parts of the world. The word Loess is German for “loose or crumbly.”
Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System
The Alert Iowa system serves all residents within Pottawattamie County and it's Communities.
The Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency has implemented The Alert Iowa system, a high-speed notification solution and Weather Warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses.