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Dodge House-Historic General, Council Bluffs

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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  • On a rainy Saturday morning, my granddaughter and I, toured the General Dodge House. I was pleasantly surprised with her total excitement and engagement in 'listening' to the recorded history of Gener...  more »
  • 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 Chr...  more »
  • The house was beautifully restored and the docents were very informative about the the Dodge family and the house itself. An Iowa treasure.  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.