Introduction to Bellevue, Nebraska
Bellevue, Nebraska, in Sarpy county, is 8 miles S of Omaha, Nebraska. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Omaha metropolitan area with. Bellevue’s population is approximately 44,382.
The community began in 1822, when Joshua Pilcher of the Missouri Fur Company built a fur trading post in the area. The post later came to be known as Fontenelle’s Post, and was later purchased by Lucien Fontenelle in 1828. Early French Canadian trappers named the town Bellevue because of its picturesque beauty. Bellevue housed the Strategic Air Command’s headquarters shortly after the Second World War.
Bellevue and nearby Attractions
- General Dodge House
- Malcolm X Birthsite
- Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens
- Lake Manawa State Park
- Great Plains Black History Museum
Things To Do In Bellevue
While at Belleview, one can visit museums like the RailsWest Railroad Museum, the Sarpy County Museum, the General Crook House Museum and the Omaha Children’s Museum. The city hosts the Riverfest every July. The Lauritzen Gardens and the Henry Doorly Zoo are some of the popular local tourist attractions.
Eppley Airfield Airport is the nearest airport.
Bellevue Higher Education
Students can pursue higher education at Metropolitan Community College, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Iowa Western Community College, the University of Nebraska Medical Center or at Creighton University.