Sometimes you just need to get away.

Everyone wants the big, extravagant vacation. Cancun.  Breckenridge.  Disney World. They’re all wonderful places. But what’s really important? Where you go, or who you go with? What you really need is a quick, easy, getaway with the people you love. Otoe County Nebraska and the communities of Nebraska City, Syracuse and surrounding villages are just minutes down the road. There you can find everything you need to relax, and reconnect with the people you love.


Each of these communities offers something unique for visitors, from small town festivals and celebrations to unique history, restaurants, bars, and shopping.


Get out of the city, get away from the daily grind, get out of town with the people you care about.


Get away in Otoe County


“The natural beauty you’d expect from the home of Arbor Day”



& Events

From the stunning nature of the country side to the great events and activities available all over Otoe County you’ll find all the reasons you need to get away in Otoe County










Time to Get Away

Sometimes you just need to get away. Sure, everyone wants a big, extravagant vacation, a week on the beach sipping cocktails, hitting the slopes and coming back to a lodge or taking the kids to Disney. These are all wonderful options. For most of us, they’re not an option for a quick weekend getaway. If you need a break from the stress of the work-a-day world, ask yourself what’s really important. Where you go, or who you go with? What so many of us really need is a quick, easy, getaway with the people we love. The problem with big vacations is that ...
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Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

One of the most beautiful scenes to take in is at the Arbor Lodge State Historical Park.  This lodge has over 52 rooms and was once the home  of J. Sterling Morton.  Morton is credited as being the Father of Arbor Day and this mansion gives you a great glimpse of what it was like to live back in the 1800s ...
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The Best Part of GermanFest is…

Every 2nd Saturday of July, Syracuse Nebraska hosts GermanFest. It has all of usual activities associated with small-town Midwestern festivals: Music, dancing, races, beer, and games.  What GermanFest has that makes it unique are wiener dog races.  That’s right, wiener dog races.  They set up a gated five lane “racetrack” just off of main street in downtown Syracuse, half a ...
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