10 Things to Do in Bellevue That You Shouldn't Miss

August 5, 2017 Kandra Bartel

Bellevue (French for "beautiful view") is a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States and a southern suburb of Omaha. The population was 50,137 at the 2010 census. Bellevue is part of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. Originally settled in the 1830s, Bellevue was incorporated in 1855 and is the oldest continuous town in Nebraska. The Nebraska State Legislature has credited the town as being the second oldest settlement in Nebraska. It was once the seat of government in Nebraska.
Restaurants in Bellevue

1. Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005-4008 +1 402-731-3140
Excellent
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4.5 based on 112 reviews

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

More than 1,000 acres of forested hardwoods and wildlife-filled wetlands include a nature center with animal exhibits and children's programs.

Reviewed By Randy K - Des Moines, Iowa

They have elevated wood paths through the forest. If you don't see deer, look under the shaded path below your feet on hot days. They'll often be there and you'll pass by them if you're talking (which you should be quiet in the woods) and not observant.

I especially like here on autumn days. Really a great place and well worth the visit.

2. Henry Doorly Zoo

3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107-2200 +1 402-733-8401
Excellent
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5 based on 4 reviews

Henry Doorly Zoo

This world-class zoo is famous for its involvement with breeding endangered species from around the world.

Reviewed By WillisBayTrading - Tacoma, Washington

It was a cold rainy day so many of the animals were inside their home and unavailable, however, those who were out or whose home we could visit...got our attention. The giraffes were terrific, and we saw the elephant getting his ear scratched by a keeper, and a large tiger decided to come out and start pacing close to us. Great Fun! Thus we spent most of our time inside the venues, plenty snakes, great bat area, lots of desert folk, and a delightful family of javelin's, Great way to spend a day!

3. Union Pacific Railroad Museum

200 Pearl St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-0825 +1 712-329-8307
Excellent
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4.5 based on 245 reviews

Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Our museum has chronicled more than 150 years of American railroad history through unique artifacts and immersive interactive games. Admission is free.

Reviewed By homewardbound14 - Broken Arrow

The museum showcases the history of the Union Pacific Railroad with spectacular interactive displays, interesting to both young and old. There is no entrance fee, though visitors can leave a contribution to the museum. The audio self guided tour was not working well when we were there, so we just winged it. The museum was not crowded, so moving through the different display areas was quite easy. If you are in this area, a trip to this museum is worth your time.

4. The Marcus Twin Creek Cinema

3909 Raynor Pkwy, Bellevue, NE 68123-6051 +1 402-898-7469
Excellent
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

The Marcus Twin Creek Cinema

Reviewed By Nancy B - Bellevue, Nebraska

The seats are less comfortable than other area theaters that use recliners, and they have Pepsi, not Coke. Selection of shows is usually good. Restroom cleanliness can sometimes be an issue.

5. TD Ameritrade Park

1200 Mike Fahey St, Omaha, NE 68102-4706 +1 402-546-1800
Excellent
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4.5 based on 221 reviews

TD Ameritrade Park

Reviewed By lanceo53

TD Ameritrade Park is a top-shelf venue for college baseball...and it doesn't get any better than seeing a College World Series game in June than at this ballpark !!! Sight-lines are phenomenal from any angle...the concourse is expansive and offers a tremendous variety of tasty items you can feast on !!! The field itself is a work of art, manicured and tailored down to the last blade of grass !!!

And when you venture outside and begin strolling around the shops and restaurants along the streets adjacent to the park, that's another completely outstanding experience as well !!!

The CWS is rapidly approaching...June is not very far away.

Let's play some baseball !!!

6. Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center

100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108-1752 +1 402-346-4002
Excellent
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4.5 based on 873 reviews

Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center

Reviewed By nightingale1972 - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA

We visited the center when they had the exhibit, Metamorphosis. This exhibit is an artful display using reclaimed materials; there is a teaching display that discusses how the use of plastic in our lives has impacted the environment and wildlife. What an eye-opening experience! There are suggestions about how to reduce the use of plastics in our everyday lives. The plants were beautiful as well. This was an amazing display and I will definitely return! Highly recommended!

7. Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility

3403 Samson Way, Bellevue, NE 68123-4314 +1 402-932-8293
Excellent
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility

Reviewed By AlexanderDelarge - Omaha, Nebraska

A small group and I shot at Take AIm recently and enjoyed our experience. The owner is very friendly as well as the other staff we worked with. Ventilation is very good though the AC could be cooler as we had a pretty good sweat going after we finished. Targets are a $1.00 a piece (must use their targets).

8. Volcanic Peppers

601 Fort Crook Rd N, Bellevue, NE 68005-4572 +1 402-213-8505
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5 based on 9 reviews

Volcanic Peppers

Reviewed By pheaton - Omaha, NE

This is a small little shop with hidden treasures inside. The shop itself is not in a super easy place to get to, but it's worth it to stop it. It's not much to look at it and it's a bit of a hole in the wall.

However, inside you will find some of the best local hot sauces that I have ever tried. Lots of sauces to choose from ranging from mild to super hot. He has barbecues, ketchups and even mustard sauces. You can also find some spices including volcanic dusts to add a kick to any dish. There are also homemade salsas which are great as well.

Stop in, you can try any of his products before you buy. The gentleman that owns the place is always cooking up new recipes for sauces, if you are lucky you might get a sneak preview of a new creation. He's always nice, helpful and likes to chat. Credit cards accepted!

9. The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108-3207 +1 402-444-5071
Excellent
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4.5 based on 917 reviews

The Durham Museum

Beautiful architecture blends with memories of a time gone by at the historic Durham Museum. Opened in 1931, Union Station was built by Union Pacific Railroad as the showpiece to the city of its headquarters. Considered one of Omaha’s most unique treasures, and now an official National Historic Landmark, the station is one of the best examples of art deco architecture in the country. The Durham Museum offers unique, hands-on learning for people of all ages. Enjoy an extraordinary array of permanent exhibits including restored train cars, 1940’s storefronts, HO Model trains, numerous artifacts showing the history of the region and the Byron Reed collection, which includes some of the world’s rarest coins and documents. During your stay be sure to stop by the authentic soda fountain and enjoy a phosphate or malt. There are also impressive temporary exhibitions through The Durham’s affiliation with the Smithsonian and close ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives, and Chi

Reviewed By Marcus427 - Lake Charles, Louisiana

The Durham Museum is located in an historic train terminal. The upper level is an elegant, massive restored passenger terminal while the downstairs is a museum featuring a locomotive and many different train cars but much, much more, including artifacts from this history of the area. This is a must see!

10. Sarpy County Museum

2402 Clay St, Olde Towne, Bellevue, NE 68005-3932 +1 402-292-1880
Excellent
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Sarpy County Museum

Reviewed By daveashuk - Bristol, United Kingdom

The museum is located at the rear of Offutt AFB and has displays relating to the local Indian tribes, early settlers and a selection of display rooms through the last 150 years. There is a display of the original army camp, that became Offutt AFB and documents relating to the base. Outside the original rail station can be seen and there is also a rail car. In the summer I understand a selection of the historic buildings are opened up. The curator unlocked the station building so I could visit on a quiet winters day. I do rad a lot of the displays and you can see everything in 30-60 minutes. There is a small shop with a selection of items to be purchased.

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