AJ Dahm

They say you can’t have it all, but the 175,000 residents of Sarpy County might argue the point. A unique blend of city and country landscapes, this area has sprawling forests and three rivers along its borders, while also conveniently situated between Omaha and Lincoln. Cities in Sarpy County are Bellevue with Offutt Air Force Base, Papillion, Gretna, La Vista and Springfield. Entertainment, arts, recreation and play are never far away.

Contact Sarpy County Tourism at (402) 332-5771 or gosarpy.com to find out more information.

Discover Activities in Sarpy County

  • Nebraska Brewing Co.

    The Nebraska Brewing Company in La Vista offers brewery tours ($10, including tour pint) on Thursday, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Down the ...

  • Sumtur Amphitheater

    Sumtur Amphitheater in Papillion is an amazing place to catch a summer concert under the stars. Located in the Walnut Creek Recreation Area, the amphitheater is the state's largest ...

  • Nebraska Crossing Outlets

    The Nebraska Crossing Outlets are conveniently located just off Interstate 80 in Gretna. This popular shopping hub offers brand-name shopping at bargain prices. With more than 75 store-fronts, the outlets are ...

  • Schramm Park State Recreation Area

    Schramm Park State Recreation Area near Gretna offers rolling hills, rustic scenery and outdoor recreation. The park has a mix of nature education and adventure along the banks of ...

  • Offutt Air Force Base

    The sound of freedom roars daily from jet engines at Offutt Air Force Base near Bellevue – a resounding yet somber reminder of the base's critical role in our country’...

  • Vala’s Pumpkin Patch

    From mid-September through the end of October, Vala’s Pumpkin Patch in Gretna delights goblins and ghouls young and old. Visitors start egg fights (with foam balls) in a ...

  • Lied Platte River Bridge

    The Lied Platte River Bridge spans the Platte River between South Bend and Louisville like a 1,714-foot secret. The former Rock Island Railroad trestle offers the chance to tread ...

  • AkSarBen Aquarium Outdoor Education Center

    The AkSarBen Aquarium Outdoor Education Center is located near Schramm State Recreation Area in Gretna. With an aquarium and a terrarium, visitors can get up-close looks at native Nebraska ...

  • Halleck Park

    Halleck Park is a mecca for family-friendly recreation in Papillion. You can bike along the West Papio Trail, fish in a 4-acre stocked pond and sharpen your serves at ...

  • Gifford Farm

    Glimpses of present-day agriculture abound at the 400-acre Gifford Farm in Bellevue. The farm is open for educational tours and farm animal encounters during their Fun Family Saturdays....

  • Old First Presbyterian Church

    The Old First Presbyterian Church in Bellevue is Nebraska's oldest surviving church. It was built in 1856 back when the city was a burgeoning hub for trade along the Missouri ...

  • Papio Fun Park

    Papio Fun Park in Papillion's Halleck Park offers fun and games for families all year round. Outdoor activities includes go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages and the water wars battle zone. ...

  • La Vista Kite Fly

    La Vista hosts kite festivals every April and October. Kite enthusiasts come from far and wide to launch high-tech and home-made wind-catchers into the Nebraska breeze. Some people spring ...

  • Holy Family Shrine

    Passing travelers stare with wonder toward Holy Family Shrine south of I-80 Exit 432 at Gretna. From the road it appears as mostly glass and wooden beams. It is. Two ...

  • Fontenelle Forest in Nebraska

    Fontenelle Forest

    Two thousand acres of "quiet wild" are nestled inside the longest Oxbow along the Missouri River at Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue. Visitors can hike 25 miles of trails peppered with ...

  • Papio Bay Aquatic Center

    Papio Bay Aquatic Center in Papillion's Halleck Park is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Take the plunge on a water slide wide enough for the whole family. With ...

  • Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

    Lucky Bucket Brewing Co. of La Vista offers tours Wednesday-Friday at 6 p.m. Saturday tours run every two hours from noon to 6 p.m. Cost is $3 per person. La ...

  • Springfield Artworks

    Springfield Artworks in Springfield specializes in glass art, hand-painted silk scarves and fascinator Derby Hats. See artists at work and stroll through galleries featuring a wide variety of fascinating ...

  • Soaring Wings Vineyard

    Soaring Wings Vineyard, between Springfield and the Platte River, makes 22 wines, mostly using grapes grown right here. The tasting room has flights of five wines for $6, which includes a ...

  • Walnut Creek Recreation Area

    Walnut Creek Recreation Area in Papillion is centered around a 150-acre reservoir. With 450 acres of rustic views and winding trails, it's a great place to hike, bike and unwind. ...

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