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5a8f40553ed8cPumpkins line Main Ave. during Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival.
Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival - zipline down Main Ave.
Crete Heritage Society - The Maples.
Tuxedo Park softball complex.
Tuxedo Park - Thom Stallard Legion Baseball Field.
Saline County Fair - rodeo bull riding.
Saline County Fair - carnival ride.
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center trails.
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center trails.
Pumpkins line Main Ave. during Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival.

The City of Crete incorporates several tourism opportunities unique to the area as well as being located near additional attractions. (Go to Business & Industry Main Page)

Crete’s Great Pumpkin Festival has grown into three days since the inaugural festival in 2015, sponsored by the Crete Chamber of Commerce. Highlights include the Sunday schedule of activities which stretch four blocks on Main Avenue in downtown Crete. Dozens of local organizations, volunteers, and businesses make this event a new community favorite. The festival committee also maintains a Facebook Page. More information… 

Saline County Fair, held every July, is a celebration of local youth, service, agriculture, and community. Crete’s Tuxedo Park serves as the county fairgrounds during this weeklong event. More information…

Tuxedo Park camping, baseball and softball complexes - The Crete American Legion Baseball organization and Crete Diamonds Softball Association both hold large tournaments each summer, bringing hundreds of youth athletes, their families, and fans to Crete for multiple weekends in June and July. There are 20 RV camping sites located at the park. More information on Tuxedo Park...

Crete Heritage Society is a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of Crete’s history and the promotion of heritage education by hosting events and tours. The group maintains a 20-acre site in the northwest part of Crete, which includes the town’s first homestead and the Benne Memorial Museum. The Crete Heritage Society also maintains a Facebook Page.

Crete Skydiving Center is a student orientated dropzone at Crete Municipal Airport since 1983. SkydiveCrete is USPA (United States Parachute Association) certified skydiving center. More information...

College Heights Country Club is located south of the Doane University campus at 1225 East 4th Street, CHCC is a semi private, nine-hole course that appeals to golfers of all skill levels. Facilities include a clubhouse, putting green and driving range. Men’s and Women’s Leagues, youth clinics, special events and tournaments are held during the season. More information...

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center was established between Crete and Denton in 1998. The visitor center opened in 2006 at 11700 SW 100th Road. This 850-acre tallgrass prairie sanctuary offers over three miles of walking trails, native prairie grasslands, wetlands and ponds, wildflowers and grasses, and beautiful scenic vistas with historic 19th-century wagon ruts from a cutoff to the Oregon Trail. More information…

Bluestem State Recreation Area, a 742-acre tract located 8 miles east of Crete, offers camping and picnicking as well as access to a 325-acre lake. View a map of nearby wildlife and recreation areas. Find more information on this area and nearby sites from Nebraska Game and Parks…

Lower Big Blue Natural Resources District efforts preserve and protect the natural resources and projects serve other purposes including providing a natural habitat for fish and wildlife that can be utilized by the public year-round. The Lower Big Blue NRD manages nine recreation areas with opportunities for hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and many other outdoor activities. More information…

Saline County Tourism Committee is a group of appointed citizens charged with distributing lodging tax funds collected in the county. Through an annual application process, funds are granted for marketing and promotion of county events as well as toward improvement projects at county attractions. More information...