Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention Center6,132 sq. m
Guest Rooms2,100
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel175 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues2
Average Room Rate$89.00
Daily Food Cost
Occupancy Rate85%
Tax Rate12%

Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

Fast Facts: Airport Information The convention and meeting area in Council Bluffs, Iowa is less than 10 minutes from Omaha's Eppley airport, and is easily accessible from I-80 and I 29. Convention Centers: The premiere Convention center is the Mid-America Center located off the interstate and 10 minutes from Eppley & 10 minutes from the Omaha Metro area. The "MAC" has over 60,000 sq feet of meeting space, numberouse breakout rooms, free parking and banquet services offered through Aramark Catering. Country Inn & Suites connected via indoor cooridor offers 133 rooms. Springhill Suites nearby offers 151 suite rooms, Holiday Inn Express with 112 and adjacent Hilton Garden Inn complete the area. Ameristar Casino is an award winning 4 diamond property. There are 4 ballrooms with over 5,000Sq feet of meeting space and exhibit area. The hotel has on-site catering provided by the award winning chefs on staff. The hotel has 160 guest rooms with Octagon suites with panoramic views overlooking the Missouri River, comlimentary 24hour shuttle, Free parking as well as valet services. Amerisports grill offers American cuisine 42" flat screens throughout for sporting events. Heritage Buffet, Bourbons BBQ & Steaks, & Bella's Bakery and Cafe.

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Distance from Airport

  • Omaha Eppley Airfield

    16.09 km from City Center

  • Lincoln Airport

    80.47 km from City Center


Local Attractions

Bersheim House

1 mi. away
August Beresheim House- Historic 1899 house and gift shop.
621 3rd St
Council Bluffs, IA, US 51503

Historic General Dodge House

1 mi. away
In 1869, Dodge built his handsome Victorian home at 605 Third Street at the cost of $35,000, a lavish sum for that day. The house was designed by William Boyington, a Chicago architect. The fourteen-room, three-story mansion stands on a high terrace overlooking the Missouri Valley, and displays such architectural features as parquet floors, cherry, walnut and butternut woodwork, and a number of "modern" conveniences quite unusual for the period. General Dodge was deeply involved in the planning and building of his home, making several modifications; such as central heating and hot and cold running water. Despite the home's elegant appointments, it is important to remember that it was built on what was essentially the frontier.
605 3rd Street
Council Bluffs, IA, US 51503

Eppley Airport

10 minutes away
Omaha Eppley Airfield 10 minutes from Council Bluffs Convention area
Carter Lake/Omaha, IA


Additional Information

Holiday Inn@Ameristar offers over 7,000 sq feet of meeting and banquet space including 4 additional breakout rooms. Events catered by Main Event catering. Hotel offers 185 guest rooms and an additional 98 including the connecting Hampton Inn. Hotel is also connected to Ameristar with an indoor walkway, and offers 24hour shuttle service from airport & metro area with Free parking. Hilton Garden Inn our newest Meeting hotel is located next to the Mid-America Convention Center and is attached to the Horseshoe Casino. With over 3,200 sq feet of meeting space, and Great American Grille restuarant on premise. Jack Binions Steakhouse, J.B's Cafe, Village Square Buffet, all connected to indoor walkway via casino. Whiskey Roadhouse offers a full evening menu, bar and live bands for your entertainment.