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Council Bluffs sits on the edge of the Missouri River in Iowa, facing Nebraska’s biggest city, Omaha. It was once the starting point for the Union Pacific Railroad, and it’s still a transportation hub today. If your travels take you to the city, you’ll find pleasant riverfront parks, a selection of casinos, and some fascinating museums dedicated to the story of the railroad.

Rent a car through Orbitz to explore Council Bluffs and the wider surrounding region. Natural escapes such as the Loess Hills are just a short drive away, as are some of the best city-break destinations in the region.

Council Bluffs and beyond: Cities of the Great Plains

Use your rental car in Council Bluffs as a launching point for traveling into the surrounding states. We’ve picked three cities in three different states that you can visit from here.

Omaha, Nebraska

Drive your rental car over the Missouri River and across state lines into the increasingly cool city of Omaha. Nebraska’s biggest city manages to pack most of its attractions into the atmospheric downtown district, where you’ll find sights such as the Children’s Museum and the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Don’t miss the storied streets of the Old Market District.

Journey time: Around 10 minutes

Distance: Approximately 5 miles

Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa’s capital is often unfairly overlooked when people plan tourist itineraries of the plains, but today it’s a charming, friendly city with a number of interesting attractions. The State Capitol building is an elegant, gold-capped landmark in the center. From here, drive out to destinations such as the Salisbury Home and Gardens, or the trendy streets of the East Village.

Journey time: Around two hours

Distance: Approximately 130 miles

Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City’s name is deceptive, in that it crosses both Kansas and Missouri, divided by the Missouri River. It’s an entertaining city-break destination, with a long jazz legacy and a number of historic corners to visit. One of the highlights is the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, which is hosted in a stylish modernist building. Kids will love Science City, while history buffs will enjoy the vast collections of the National World War I Museum.

Journey time: Around 2 hours 40 minutes

Distance: Approximately 180 miles