Bluffs to the north, south, west and the majestic Mississippi River to the east… that is what you will experience on your visit to beautiful downtown Bellevue, Iowa, located just 23 miles south of Dubuque. Take a stroll along the scenic riverfront while visiting the unique shopping district that includes many great shops, restaurants, and even a Nano brewery. Treat yourself to a meal and live entertainment in an old restored grist mill.

If you are the outdoor type, check out the two state parks and our county parks, which offer overnight camping, a butterfly garden and fantastic views. Take a bike ride on the recently finished bike path that can lead you to a riverside location to spend the night, enjoy a cool drink and have a meal. Watch a barge lock through at Lock & Dam 12, located directly in the center of town, and be sure to bring your boat to do a little fishing on your visit!

Bellevue is host to many unique events. Check out the Jackson County Pro Rodeo in June, Bellevue Heritage Days 3-day event in July, Fishtival in August and the November lighted Christmas parade and fireworks during Christmas Open House Weekend. For more information go to or contact the Chamber of Commerce at (563)872-5830. Come for the day… stay for a lifetime!