There are few better places to picnic with your family or enjoy an outdoor concert on a warm summer night than at Bayliss Park. Located directly in downtown Council Bluffs, this park features Oculus, a performance pavilion, and the Bayliss Park Hall, which is an event hall perfect for beautiful weddings. There are also several art installments through the park, such as an impressive water fountain complete with light display, an interactive water feature for children, and touchable art pieces for loads of interaction, making Bayliss Park the perfect outdoor space to spend a day with the family or a romantic evening with your loved one.
Historic Squirrel Cag
From 1885 to 1969, Council Bluffs was home to the Pottawattamie County Jail. Although residents are pleased that it no longer in operation, the building remains a unique piece of American history, as one of three remaining rotary jails, meaning that each cell composes one slice of a pie-shaped turntable. So to access a specific cell, the jailer would turn a crank to rotate the table until the right cell lined up with the opening. Today, the jail is owned by the county's historical society and is open to the public as a museum.