Iowa October 04, 2018
Visit This Tiny Town In Iowa To See The Most Incredible Fall Colors
Iowa is starting to turn bright with the colors of fall and everywhere Hawkeyes are planning their autumn vacations. If you’re looking for a getaway idea, head to the tiny town of Bellevue, where you’ll be overwhelmed with the natural beauty of this river town.
The tiny town of Bellevue, Iowa is home to about 2,000 of Iowa's luckiest citizens.
This gorgeous town is truly a hidden gem — located right on the Mississippi River, a scenic drive away from Iowa's best parks, home to a few of the best parks themselves, and the town is full of great places to grab a bite to eat. Is there any better town in the Hawkeye State? If you want to visit Bellevue, fall is the perfect time to plan a trip.
Riverview Park offers a beautiful picnic spot with sweeping views of the Mississippi River.
The town has a riverwalk, too, so you can go for a scenic stroll right along the river. Keep an eye out for eagles on Lock and Dam 12!
Bellevue State Park is another great place in town to catch stunning fall foliage.
Bellevue State Park offers nearly 800 acres of pristine nature, with beautiful trails and plenty of wildlife to spot.
There's nothing quite like walking through the park, leaves crunching beneath your feet, and making your way to a breathtaking river overlook.
The views from the river here are hard to beat, and you won't have to fight off crowds like you sometimes do at Pikes Peak State Park.
If you're in town, you'll want to treat yourself to a meal at Flatted Fifths BBQ.
This cozy restaurant serves BBQ and cajun comfort foods in the old restored Potters Mill!
Their ribs are so good, they're worth the trip alone!
Flatted Fifths is known for putting on excellent live music, too, so it's a great evening destination overall.
You can also find a famous tenderloin with a river view at the local favorite, Richman's Cafe.
Richman's Cafe is just one of several great dining locations downtown, along the river. Stop by 2nd Street Station for some fresh, tasty pizza, or grab a brew at River Ridge Brewing. All of these places are just a short stroll away!
If you're looking for a unique place to stay this fall in Bellevue, visit Moon River Cabins.
These cozy cabin sites ensure you'll have some privacy and be able to get in touch with nature, all while being right in the heart of the town of Bellevue. There's no better place to kick back and relax!
Bellevue is the last stop along the Grand Woods Scenic Byway, so plan a pretty drive out east for a fall getaway in a town that you will fall in love with.
For more information on
Moon River Cabins, click here! If you love the idea of catching live music at Flatted Fifths, read more about the BBQ joint right here.