Took my parents on an overnight trip to Council Bluffs this past. My room was comped but I paid for theirs. We visited all 3 casinos, starting with a trip to the Horseshoe. Horseshoe is a good sized casino. We ate at the buffet there for lunch. It isn't spectacular but I like it. Half a dozen stations and everything I had was good. Dessert is excellent. All 3 of us had good luck gambling. Around 4, we headed to Harrah's Council Bluffs. Rooms were nice enough. Mine had a good view of the river and downtown Omaha. Theirs faced the adjacent golf course. We played for a few hours with little success and then had the dinner buffet which only cost 777 RC's. Wasn't great but filled the tank and was cheap. Folks and I both had a good hit which cushioned the blow of an otherwise rough night. Machines there have an option to order a drink. First time I tried it, I had a beer in 5 minutes. The second time, no one came for a good 15 minutes. When they did, they apologized and comped my drink. Overall, visiting Council Bluffs turned out pretty well. Stopped into Ameristar for an hour or two before leaving town. No good fortune but pretty nice casino. Overall, Council Bluffs has pretty nice casinos but I think we were fortunate to make out as well as we did. Rooms were nice and comfortable. Food was cheap and pretty good. Not worth a special trip but not bad for an overnight visit.