Fort Calhoun

FortCalhounLocated eight miles north of Omaha on Highway 75, Fort Calhoun is situated in Washington County, with a population of 908. It overlooks the Missouri River in eastern Nebraska.

Fort Calhoun is rich in history. In and around town you will find the Lewis and Clark Council Bluff ยน, the historic Frahm House and the Washington County Museum. Also in close proximity to Fort Calhoun are Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, the first fort built west of the Missouri River. Across the river in Iowa you find DeSoto National Wildlife refuge and Wilson Island State Park.

In addition, city parks, trails and views of the Missouri River Valley are abundant. The Fort Calhoun Trail (paved) runs through town. The Missouri River Trail (limestone & paved) starts near the entrance of Boyer Chute and runs all the way to NP Dodge Park in North Omaha.

Places to visit:
The Frahm House
Washington County Museum
Fort Atkinson State Park
Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge

Places to Stop or Eat:
Longhorn Bar – great broasted chicken
To Far North – fantastic selection of Nebraska wines & beers
Rustic Inn – breakfast specials

Be sure to visit Fort Calhoun’s official website

footnotes: 1. This is home to the real site near Fort Calhoun and Fort Atkinson where Lewis and Clark held council with American Indians for the first time. Many people mistakenly believe it to be the city of Council Bluffs, IA.

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