Nebraska Tourism

West of Bellevue and south of Omaha, Papillion is located in the heart of Sarpy County and serves as its county seat. French settlers named the city after its beautiful butterflies. These days it soars to even higher heights as one of the best small towns in the entire country, according to Money magazine. In 2013, Bloomberg Businessweek also named it the best place to raise kids in Nebraska.

Papillion’s 19,000 residents enjoy modern suburban conveniences and numerous public recreation options. Halleck Park and Walnut Creek Recreation Area are sure bets for outdoor fun with fishing lakes, biking and hiking trails, water slides and swimming pools, as well as basketball, tennis and sand volleyball courts.

In Papillion, it’s not a matter of what you can do, but can you do it all?

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


Discover Activities in Papillion

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

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