We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great Historical Activity

The Kanesville Tabernacle lets you visit some outside exhibits and also several inside exhibits... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lorna W
Council Bluffs, Iowa
One day stay in Council Bluffs

My wife and I visited while staying in Council Bluffs. The two couples working in the Tabernacle... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Read all 27 reviews
All photos (13)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
222 E Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-4407
+1 712-322-0500
Reviews (27)
Filter reviews
27 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsmormon battalionwinter quartersoriginal buildinggingerbread housesalt lake cityvisitor centerpioneersreplicasermonvideorebuiltvisitorsinformationhistorycommunityexhibits
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 27 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kanesville Tabernacle lets you visit some outside exhibits and also several inside exhibits! Christmas is my favorite time to visit when they host a Gingerbread House display!

Thank Lorna W
Reviewed 19 June 2018

My wife and I visited while staying in Council Bluffs. The two couples working in the Tabernacle were very friendly. We enjoyed learning about the early days of the Mormon's journey. Started with a short video and then a guided visit to the Tabernacle. Had...More

Thank CardFanDubG
Reviewed 29 December 2017

If you like history and want to know more about the Mormon religion, this is the place to go. I am not Mormon, but I still found this really interesting. It outlines how the Mormons got to Salt Lake City and why. Great for history...More

1  Thank 344nancyh
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Small museum, but in 2 buildings. Based on Some of the Mormon history in that area. They do have missionary couple to help and answer question for you. Also near downtown which is also pretty.

Thank Jody E
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Had heard of the site. Decided to see it. Be sure you get the address right as it is a bit tricky to find. Reconstruction by the community of the original build in 2 1/2 weeks by pioneers going west. Guided tour well worth the...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This is a replica of a building made out of logs in the 1800s. I believe they said It is the largest log structure than a home in the world. The original building was made by pioneers in only three weeks. It was rebuilt about...More

Thank SherlynSLC
Reviewed 12 September 2017

In the spirit of full disclosure, we are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and visiting this site, as well as the LDS sites in Omaha were our primary reason for visiting the area. This is a very small visitors center...More

1  Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the tabernacle and learned a lot, mostly about the Mormon Battalion. The 24 minute video is well worth the time, I had heard of the battalion but had no idea of the some of the details. The tabernacle was also very interesting.

1  Thank knightsjunkmail
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

For any age. My 9 yr old and I love to take an hour or 2 every year to see the gingerbread houses that are handmade and also to play a game where you have to find clues and mark the letter on your paper...More

Thank FaithIowa
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The older LDS couple in charge could not have been nicer, more welcoming, or more informative about the history of the Mormon battalion and other parts of Church history related to Council Bluffs. Very worthwhile for anyone interested in U.S. and/or early Church history.

Thank SundanceMountain
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 26 hotels in Council Bluffs
Western Inn
197 reviews
3.05 km away
AmericInn by Wyndham Council Bluffs
137 reviews
3.15 km away
Red Roof Inn & Suites Omaha - Council Bluffs
248 reviews
3.75 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Omaha East/Council Bluffs, IA
148 reviews
3.77 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 152 restaurants in Council Bluffs
Duncan's Cafe
105 reviews
1.12 km away
Pizza King
143 reviews
.76 km away
Boxer Barbeque
52 reviews
1.03 km away
47 reviews
.80 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 38 attractions in Council Bluffs
Union Pacific Railroad Museum
262 reviews
1.04 km away
Lewis and Clark Monument and Scenic Overlook
112 reviews
1.20 km away
Historic General Dodge House
76 reviews
1.18 km away
Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail and Museum
112 reviews
1.10 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kanesville Tabernacle staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines