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The location of Council Bluffs









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Council Bluffs.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Council Bluffs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Omaha (NE). It lies just west of Council Bluffs. Omaha (NE) has a population of 468,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bellevue (NE). It lies just southwest of Council Bluffs and has a population of 53,600 people.

For comparison, Council Bluffs has a population of 62,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
Atlantic   [Map]   6,577   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   5,316   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Harlan   [Map]   4,827   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Red Oak   [Map]   5,333   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Shenandoah   [Map]   4,890   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Blair (NE)   [Map]   7,815   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Elkhorn (NE)   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fremont (NE)   [Map]   26,509   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gretna (NE)   [Map]   5,076   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
La Vista (NE)   [Map]   17,163   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Nebraska City (NE)   [Map]   7,275   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Papillion (NE)   [Map]   20,530   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Plattsmouth (NE)   [Map]   6,480   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ralston (NE)   [Map]   7,296   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Wahoo (NE)   [Map]   4,514   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
Carter Lake   [Map]   3,784   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Crescent   [Map]   616   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Honey Creek   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
McClelland   [Map]   152   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mineola   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pacific City   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pacific Junction   [Map]   470   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Silver City   [Map]   242   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Treynor   [Map]   964   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Underwood   [Map]   947   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boys Town (NE)   [Map]   595   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Chalco (NE)   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Home Park (NE)   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
La Platte (NE)   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Richfield (NE)   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]

For more communities neighboring Council Bluffs, please visit our County-by-County Page for Council Bluffs.

Pottawattamie County ...

Council Bluffs is located in Pottawattamie County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pottawattamie County: Cass, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Shelby, Douglas (NE), Sarpy (NE) & Washington (NE).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Council Bluffs ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Council Bluffs.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Council Bluffs ...

Looking for more information about Council Bluffs? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Council Bluffs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Council Bluffs.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Council Bluffs. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Council Bluffs. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Iowa

    Iowa Tourism
    Parks for Iowa

    Fishing in Iowa
    Hunting in Iowa

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Iowa Statewide Tourism
    Council Bluffs Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Council Bluffs


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Iowa

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Iowa

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Iowa

Airports Near Council Bluffs ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Council Bluffs.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   NNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]   ENE   5 miles [8 km]
Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Council Bluffs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Council Bluffs. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   NNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   115 miles [185.1 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SSE   147 miles [236.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   WSW   54 miles [86.9 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   NNW   84 miles [135.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]   ENE   5 miles [8 km]
Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Eppley Airfield   (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]
  Website for Eppley Airfield
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
  Website for Des Moines International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Plattsmouth Muni.   (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Red Oak Muni.   (ICAO: KRDK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harlan Muni.   (ICAO: KHNR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fremont Muni.   (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tekamah Muni.   (ICAO: KTQE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Muni.   (ICAO: KSDA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Atlantic Muni.   (ICAO: KAIO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kansas City Intl.   (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
  Website for Kansas City International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
  Website for Rochester International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
  Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sioux Gateway Airport   (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
  Website for Sioux Gateway Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Council Bluffs Muni.   (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Millard Airport   (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Blair Muni.   (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pottawattamie County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Council Bluffs: www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/

The official website for Pottawattamie County: www.pottcounty.com/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Council Bluffs.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Council Bluffs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Council Bluffs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Council Bluffs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Council Bluffs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2397, Longitude: -95.8583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Council Bluffs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Council Bluffs), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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