Guide to Living in Gretna, Nebraska
Gretna is located on the very southwest edge of Omaha around the intersections of Highways 6 and 370, in Sarpy County.
Where is Gretna?
Gretna is in the far southwest corner of the Omaha metro area in Sarpy County.
The best way to navigate Gretna is via Highway 6. Most suburbs, businesses, and shopping centers are located off this highway.
Commuting to Omaha
It could take 25-45 minutes to get to work during rush hour. You will be battling with everyone else heading that way for work. The closer you live to the interstate (I80), the faster the commute.
If you work in Lincoln, Gretna is a wonderful option. You can get to Lincoln in about 30-50 minutes.
Average Commute Times
Here are some average commute times for different parts of the city.
Gretna to Downtown Omaha – 25 to 45 minutes
Gretna to Midtown Omaha – 20 to 40 minutes
Gretna to Elkhorn / West Omaha – 10 to 20 minutes
Gretna to Papillion – 15 to 25 minutes
Gretna to Bennington – 20 to 40 minutes
Gretna to Bellevue / Offutt Air Force Base – 25 to 35 minutes
Gretna to Lincoln – 30-50 minutes
There are no major hospitals in Gretna.
Gretna Public Schools serves over 5,000 students.
The fast-growing school district includes seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools.
One of the more significant things Gretna is famous for is the Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall.
It boasts over 80 stores, including Coach Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, J. Crew Factory, Gap Outlet, H&M, Nike Factory, Store, Under Armour, REI, and more.
If you want more shopping options, you may need to head into Omaha.
Parks & Recreation
And Gretna has 4 city parks.
Things To Do
Schramm Education Center– (formerly the Aksarben Aquarium), conveniently located on the banks of the Platte River between the cities of Lincoln and Omaha, boasts the largest exhibit of native aquatic species in Nebraska. The facility offers a unique aquarium and terrarium, an interactive classroom, and the World-Herald Auditorium. Additionally, visitors can access the ponds, nature trails, and historic fish hatchery at Schramm Park, located directly east of the facility.
Vala’s Pumpkin Patch is the biggest and most popular pumpkin patch in the Omaha area. It sits on 212 acres with nearly 55 acres of pumpkins. This place has been an annual tradition for families for over 30 years. Guests can enjoy hayrack rides, pumpkin picking, live entertainment, seasonal treats, haunted houses, bonfires, and more.
Holy Family Shrine – An architectural and spiritual attraction on the south side of Highway 370 in Gretna. The Holy Family Shrine does not host weddings, funerals, baptisms, renewal of wedding vows, proposals, or anything connected with wedding parties.