Carla & Nick Schaffer

The 54,000 residents of Bellevue enjoy the proximity of living just six miles south of Omaha along the Missouri River. Considered the second-oldest settlement in the state, Bellevue traces its roots all the way back to 1822 when it began as a fur-trading post. Named by French-Canadian trappers for its beautiful view of the river from its bluffs, several historical buildings still stand today. Bellevue is the home of Offutt Air Force Base.

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Discover Activities in Bellevue

  • Gifford Farm

    Glimpses of present-day agriculture abound at the 400-acre Gifford Farm in Bellevue. The farm is open for educational tours and farm animal encounters during their Fun Family Saturdays....

  • Fontenelle Forest in Nebraska

    Fontenelle Forest

    Two thousand acres of "quiet wild" are nestled inside the longest Oxbow along the Missouri River at Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue. Visitors can hike 25 miles of trails peppered with ...

  • Old First Presbyterian Church

    The Old First Presbyterian Church in Bellevue is Nebraska's oldest surviving church. It was built in 1856 back when the city was a burgeoning hub for trade along the Missouri ...

  • Offutt Air Force Base

    The sound of freedom roars daily from jet engines at Offutt Air Force Base near Bellevue – a resounding yet somber reminder of the base's critical role in our country’...

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