Dodge House-Historic General, Council Bluffs

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The fourteen room, three story mansion stands on a high terrace overlooking the Missouri Valley and displays such architectural features as parquet floors, cherry, walnut, and butternut woodwork and a number of "modern" conveniences quite unusual for the period. The U.S. Department of the Interior designated the house a National Historic Landmark in 1961. Since 1964, a Board of Trustees has been restoring the home to the period of the general, 1869-1916, and it is now maintained as a house museum.
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  • we by here and checked this out while we were in council bluffs visiting the place has a lot of character. beautiful inside and out  more »
  • The city's history is tied to the railroad and westward expansion. General Dodge was a key player and a tour of his mansion is very educational. Not ideal for anyone with a disability due to stairs ho...  more »
  • You start at the house next door, the August Beresheim House, where you will get your tickets to tour the General Dodge House ($5 pp for seniors). You can look around this beautiful old house (the sta...  more »
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  • I enjoyed my visit, it was educational and very interesting.
  • This is an amazingly well preserved museum with great knowledgeable guides. If you want to learn a little about the people who shaped the Council Bluffs/ Omaha area see it first hand here.
  • Historical Hose. Neat to see.
  • Beautiful historic home, volunteers are very knowledgeable, my children love going
  • Very cool if you like history. My 7 year old even liked it.

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