Aerial view of RV park with numerous parked vehicles near Off Shore Resort

Explore the best of Bellevue

Exciting activities and places to visit

Nestled along the picturesque Mississippi River, Bellevue, Iowa, offers a charming blend of history, natural beauty, campgrounds and recreational activities. The city's Heritage Village provides a captivating glimpse into its past, featuring historic buildings and artifacts that showcase the unique history of the community. For outdoor enthusiasts, Bellevue State Park beckons with breathtaking overlooks of the river, hiking trails, and an enclosed nature center.

Golf enthusiasts can tee off at the Bellevue Golf Club, a nine-hole course boasting scenic views of the Big Bend area of the Mississippi River and Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort. Lock & Dam 12 provides an opportunity to witness barges lock through and offers excellent birdwatching, with bald eagles gracing the skies in winter and pelicans in the summer.

Art lovers can explore Bellevue's vibrant art culture, featuring murals depicting the town's history and Fish Stacks along the Mississippi River. Riverview Park connects Bellevue's parks to Dubuque's Mines of Spain State Recreation Area, offering picturesque views of the Mississippi River and memorial benches along its walking trail.

Aerial  view of Bellevue State Park near Off Shore Resort

Bellevue State Park

Eastern Iowa’s Bellevue State Park boasts rich archaeological, historical, and natural beauty.

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Flag with lush green fairways in Bellevue Golf Club near Off Shore Resort

Bellevue Golf Club

Situated just 4 miles north of Bellevue, this par 36, nine-hole course offers a fun and challenging golfing experience.

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A massive bridge spanning a river in Lock & Dam 12 near Off Shore Resort

Lock & Dam 12

Watch barges lock through or indulge in birdwatching, featuring bald eagles in winter and pelicans in summer.

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A monument with flags and a statue of a man in Freedom Rock near Off Shore Resort

Freedom Rock

Located at the Veterans Memorial, the Jackson County Freedom Rock depicts a Civil War-era scene on one side and a somber military caisson on the other, honoring veterans.

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A man seated in front of a mural in Art Culture near Off Shore Resort

Art Culture

Bellevue is rich in art culture, featuring murals such as the Bellevue War mural on Kueter True Value & Rental hardware store, the Chamber of Commerce office mural, and Fish Stacks along the Mississippi River.

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Aerial view of play area in Cole Park near near Off Shore Resort

Cole Park

Home to the city’s public swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, a playground, and soccer fields.

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Baseball and softball fields in David Ensign Memorial Park near Off Shore Resort

David Ensign Memorial Park

Hosting baseball and softball fields for the Bellevue Ball Association’s games and tournaments.

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Walking trail along Mill Creek in Felderman Park near Off Shore Resort

Felderman Park

Featuring a walking trail along Mill Creek, a disc golf course, soccer fields, and a pavilion.

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An annual Fourth of July celebration with a parade near Off Shore Resort

Heritage Days

An annual Fourth of July celebration with a parade, carnival rides, ski show, fireworks, and more.

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Annual Events

The city hosts various annual events, including Heritage Days, a Fourth of July celebration with parades and fireworks, and "Unwrap the Magic of Christmas," a festive event featuring a vendor show, downtown shopping, a lighted parade, and fireworks. Bellevue truly provides a delightful blend of recreational and cultural attractions, making it a must-visit destination in Eastern Iowa.