Top Things To Do and See in Bellevue, Nebraska

Fontenelle Forest Boardwalk Trails|©Ammodramus/WikiCommons
Fontenelle Forest Boardwalk Trails|©Ammodramus/WikiCommons
Photo of Alana Tabak
9 February 2017

French for “beautiful view,” Bellevue is the oldest town in Nebraska. The city, situated in Nebraska’s rolling hills, overlooking the Missouri River, boasts a rich history and gives visitors an old time feel. Here, we take a look at the top things to do and see while in town.

Fontenelle Forest Boardwalk Trails | ©Ammodramus/WikiCommons

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

Comprising of over 2,000 acres of Nebraska’s most beautiful upland and lowland forests, the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center is not to be missed. Here, visitors can hike and explore over 26 miles of trails and enjoy gorgeous views of the center’s natural prairies, lakes, and waterways. The center is also known for their diverse range of plants and animals. There are over 600 species in the center! It is recommended to visit the park multiple times throughout the year in different seasons in order to take in the dramatically changing landscape.

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, 1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE, +1 (402) 731-3140

Stella’s Hamburgers

Stella’s has been serving some of Bellevue’s best burgers since 1936. (The Nebraska Beef Council has given them the ‘Best Burger’ title in the past). Their burger recipe has been passed down from owner to owner since the restaurant first opened, with hand-pressed, never-frozen hamburger patties. The restaurant is very casual and down-to-earth and typically filled with one chatty local crowd,

Stella’s Hamburgers, 106 Galvin Rd S, Bellevue, NE, +1 (402) 291-6088

Sarpy County Museum

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Run by the Sarpy County Historical Society, the Sarpy County Museum provides visitors with a great historical overview of Bellevue and its surrounding areas. The museum is very small and admission is free. Typically, it takes no longer than an hour to see all of the museum’s items and exhibitions including everything from World War II uniforms to the interiors of an original train depot.

Tregaron Golf Course

Tregaron Golf Course is an excellent place to visit in Bellevue for golf lovers. Open to the public since 1997, the course boasts 6,508 yards of lush golfing green with a par 71 layout. Tregaron Golf Course has beautiful and well-placed mounds and bunkers, all set amongst Bellevue’s natural wetlands, creeks, and lakes. The golfing experience here is both challenging and rewarding.

Tregaron Golf Course, 13909 Glengarry Cir, Bellevue, NE, +1 (402) 292-9300

Volcanic Peppers

One of the best small independent shops in Bellevue is the Volcanic Peppers shop. The shop grows their own peppers and are approved and registered by the FDA. The shop offers numerous different kinds off peppers including habanero, sweet and ultra peppers. They also specialize in spices such as cayenne, sauces, and salsas. However, the shop is most famous for their ‘Volcano Dust’ spice mix, comprising a secret combination of dried and smoked peppers.

Volcanic Peppers, 601 Fort Crook Rd N, Bellevue, NE, +1 (402) 213-8505

American Hero’s Park

Bellevue’s American Hero’s Park is about 70 acres large and offers various activities for visitors to partake in. In addition to several football and soccer fields, the park also has maintained paths and trails for guests to enjoy. The park is also undergoing some new upgrades and will soon have a large fountain to aerate the park’s lake, the addition of whitefish to the lake, and a 9/11 memorial.

American Hero’s Park, County Hwy H10, Bellevue, NE, +1 (402) 293-3122