Western Historic Trails Center

    Visiting Information

    • 3434 Richard Downing Ave.
      Council Bluffs, IA 51501

    • Grounds and Buildings Closed

      April 1-September 30
      9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

      October 1-March 31
      Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
      9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

      Closed official state holidays
      Nov. 11, Nov. 22-23, Dec. 25

    • Free admission

      School and group tours welcome. Please schedule in advance with:

      Western Historic Trails Center
      3434 Richard Downing Ave.
      Council Bluffs, IA 51501
      (712) 366-4900

    Follow in the footsteps of early travelers to Iowa. See what they saw during their travels on the Lewis and Clark, Oregon, California and Mormon Trails.

    Enjoy exhibits, films, maps and family-friendly events at the Lied Historical Building on the Path of Names. Walk or bike along the trails to the banks of the Missouri River and other destinations around Council Bluffs and Omaha, Nebraska. The National Park Service designed and built this as a center for exploration.