The country revolved around railroads.  Council Bluffs had them.

But our tale isn't just about steel rails and flanged wheels: it's about creation of the West.

COUNCIL BLUFFS is where the EAST ENDED.

The RailsWest Museum tells that story.

*The museum is currently closed for the season*


Interact with other Rail Fans on the Society’s Facebook Page.

”Like” and “Follow” the Historical Society’s railroad Facebook page for photos and tales from the archives. It’s a great place to share memories and historical tidbits and tales with others and stay up-to-date with happenings at the museum.

Rail Car Display.

Here’s your chance to exerpience real rolling stock up close and personal. Reach out and touch a club car, engines, railway post office, and cabooses.

RailsWest Museum.

The 1899 depot was built for the Chicago Rock Island and Pacific RailRoad and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Council Bluffs’ Historic Haymarket


Remembering Council Bluffs' Drive-in Theater


Council Bluffs: Where the East Ended


Council Bluffs: Nebraska’s 1st Capitol


Council Bluffs’ First High School

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