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Address: 605 S 3rd St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-6614
Phone Number:
+1 712-322-2406
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Beautiful Old Historic Home

Best time to go is Christmas time. Several groups volunteer to decorate christmas trees and put them in each room as per the theme. This a must see when you come to Council Bluffs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best time to go is Christmas time. Several groups volunteer to decorate christmas trees and put them in each room as per the theme. This a must see when you come to Council Bluffs even if it's not Christmas. Rooms are decorated as per the era.

Thank 793merric
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house was beautifully restored and the docents were very informative about the the Dodge family and the house itself. An Iowa treasure.

Thank DH781
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6 reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Take in the beautiful home of General Grenville Dodge in all of its Christmas glory. Learn about his life and the expansion of our country via the rail road west towards the mighty Missouri River. Each room has a tree decorated by a local organization - which will out you in the holiday spirit. The upstairs ball room and infinity... More 

Thank MTaylorJohnson
Chicago, Illinois
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2,841 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,866 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

You may not have heard of General Grenville M. Dodge. But you've probably heard of Dodge City, Kansas, the town that was named after Dodge. A veteran of the Civil War, Dodge was an associate of many of the most influential Americans of his time and a counsel to presidents of the United States, including Lincoln and Grant. The chief... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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191 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Not only was the house elegant, with an excellent recorded tour to explain the furnishings, but learning about General Dodge's life and career was fascinating. Photography not allowed inside, but really pretty. Also includes tour of house next door which was owned by another family of the time. Discount coupon available on entertainment online; low admission price either way. Well... More 

Thank Kathleen J
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

There is a lot of history with this place and is interesting to see all the artifacts on display. Worth seeing.

Thank 586jesses
Lansing, MI
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I had never heard of this place before arriving in the Omaha area, but it's worth a stop if you're interested in history. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, and the items in the home are mostly original and well kept. There's plenty of information about the family and the era. The nursery is kind of creepy yet intriguing.... More 

Thank awyant007
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22 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

If you have an interest in art, history and architecture this is a nice little stop. Not so good if you have young kids. Constantly telling my 5-year old not to touch, 60+ year old mother-in-law did not want to leave.

Thank Jason T
Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This site takes one back to the early days of Council Bluffs (Kanesville) and the surrounding area. General Grenville Dodge is the focus here.

Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This tour actually includes 2 homes and the cost for viewing both is very reasonable. You can tour with a guide or on your own. I recommend watching the video on this history if you plan to tour the home on your own.

Thank 947wohl

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