Embark on an adventure on the Lewis and Clark, Oregon, Oregon, Mormon, and California Trails.Use our Council Bluffs trip builder app to visit Western Historic Trails Center on your trip to Council Bluffs, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Follow in the footsteps of early pioneers in Iowa to see what they saw on their adventures on the best-known trails in history. Enjoy exhibits, maps, films, and family-friendly events at the Lied Historical Building on the Path of Names, designed and built by the National Park Service.
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Wednesday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed official state holidays
Admission is free
Western Historic Trails Center reviews
Small but very well done, this place was a treat. Through light-up maps, rare old photos and excerpts from personal diaries, the stories of the Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, and Lewis and Clark trail... more »
A very interesting place to visit. The Center has lots of displays regarding the history of the area. The staff is very pleasant and knowledgeable. They even have live entertainment.
Lighting was terrible, hard to see and easily read exhibits and signs.
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