Introduction to Crete, Nebraska
Crete is in Saline County, which was created by the Territorial Legislature act in the year 1855. It was officially organized in 1867. The county got its name from the belief of its early pioneers, that great salt deposits and springs could be discovered in the area. Crete was founded in 1870. It is home to Doane College, which is the oldest liberal arts college in Nebraska. The city was named after Crete, Illinois.
Crete and nearby Attractions
- Blustem State Recreation Area
- Saline County Historical Society Museum
- Pioneers Park Nature Center
- Lincoln Children's Zoo
- Museum of Nebraska History
- University of Nebraska State Museum
Things To Do In Crete
The Benne Memorial Museum provides absorbing insight into the history of this area. Local parks include the Gus Stroll Park, Tuxedo Park, Wildwood Park and the All American Rose Test Garden. Crete hosts the Saline County Fair every August.
Lincoln Municipal Airport is the closest airport.
Crete Higher Education
Doanne College, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Belleview University and Creighton University are the local centers of higher education.