What will you uncover?
Whether you have lived in Sarpy and Cass Counties for years or just weeks, there are many things to do and places to explore right in our own backyard. Thus, Uncover the Unexpected encourages residents and visitors to stop by participating businesses to learn what they offer and get the chance to win prizes along the way. Have fun exploring right here at home!
Your Objective: Visit as many of the Sarpy-Cass County attractions/businesses as you wish, get your entry form stamps and turn in for prizes and a chance to win a shopping spree!
• There is no purchase necessary to receive the stamps.
• There are no age requirements to participate. Entry forms available for participants at all stops.
• One prize entry per person. Each individual must submit their own stamped entry.
• Multiple people in the same household may receive prizes if they each submit their own stamped entry.
• Participants have from April 20, 2023, to July 31, 2023, to collect stamps from participating attractions/businesses.
• Completed entries must be submitted to Sarpy County Tourism, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion NE 68046 or to Cass County Tourism, P.O. Box 521, Plattsmouth NE 68048. Entries must be received by Aug. 1 in person or be postmarked by Aug. 1.
• Sarpy County Tourism and Cass County Tourism employees, and their families are not allowed to participate in program.
Where Can I get a brochure?
You can pick one up from any of the stops or you can conveniently download and print off one here on the site. (see download image on this page)
Printed versions are limited so please call ahead if you wish to pick one up.
How Do I Get the Stamps?
Visit the participating businesses below and let staff members know that you are completing the Uncover the Unexpected program. No purchase necessary.
May I Get Stamp For Other People?
No. Participants MUST BE PRESENT to get their Entry Form stamped.
What If A Business Is Closed When I Visit?
It is highly recommended to plan stops during their business hours, which are listed below.
20 stops — T-shirt, hat, koozie and name placed in drawing for $250 shopping spree with two nights’ stay, meal voucher, four Omaha Storm Chasers tickets and throw out first pitch.
16 stops — Hat, koozie and name placed in drawing for $200 shopping spree with one night’s stay, meal voucher and two Omaha Storm Chasers tickets.
12 stops — Hat, koozie and name in drawing for $150 shopping spree with a one night’s stay and meal voucher.
8 stops — Koozie and name in drawing for $100 shopping spree.
How do you get your prizes?
Fill out your contact information on your stamped form.
Mail or Submit to
Sarpy County Tourism, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion NE 68046
Cass County Tourism, P.O. Box 521, Plattsmouth NE 68048.
Completed entries must be received by Aug. 1, 2023, in person or be postmarked by Aug. 1, 2023
Pick up prizes
Based on number of stops visited, Tourism Teams will distribute prizes Aug. 14-18 at the Tourism Offices.
Sarpy County Tourism, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion NE 68046
Cass County Tourism, 145 North 4th Street, Plattsmouth NE 68048.
Shopping spree winners will be notified by phone.
Cass County Stops
Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
28210 W. Park Highway, Ashland, NE 68003
www.sacmuseum.org | 402-944-3100
Hours: Daily 9a-5p
This stunning facility aims to become the pre-eminent aerospace educational museum facility in the Midwest. A Smithsonian Affiliate, it strives to unite its strong Cold War heritage and ties to STRATCOM with America’s burgeoning future in outer space, endeavoring to “entertain, educate, and inspire” every visitor with immersive, educational, and interactive opportunities illustrating how “… our past shapes our future!” Featuring 300,000 square feet of exhibit, education, and event space, it captivates guests from around the world. With 2023 beginning its 25th year, their precursor opened in 1959 with the mission to commemorate the aircraft of the Strategic Air Command headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.
30801 E. Park Highway, Ashland, NE 68003
www.roundthebendsteakhouse.com | 402-944-9974
Hours: M-Sat 11a-10p
The perfect place to meet friends and family for great food…and for being home to an annual Testicle Festival held Father’s Day Weekend. You can enjoy a full menu every day at Round the Bend Steakhouse. Plus you can host your next event in their 10,000-square-foot Ball Room with plenty of room for entertainment and dancing.
Wildlife Safari Park
16406 292nd Street, Ashland, NE 68003
www.wildlifesafaripark.com | 402-944-9453
Hours: Daily 9a-5p
Drive. Hike. Explore. Wildlife Safari Park is a four-mile, drive-through North American wildlife adventure. You will feel like you are on an actual safari, coming face-to-face with North American plants and animals such as elk, white-tailed deer, bison and waterfowl.
204 East F Street, Elmwood, NE 68349
www.bessstreeteraldrich.org | 402-867-4233
Hours: Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun 1-4p
Take a guided tour through the 1922 home of nationally known author Bess Streeter Aldrich. Original Aldrich furnishings and antiques, flower gardens, lily pond and video history of Bess Streeter Aldrich. Novels by Aldrich are available for sale at the house.
831 S. Bakers Street, Greenwood, NE 68366
www.bakerscandies.com | 402-789-2700
Hours: M-Sat 9a-5:30p, Sun 12-5p
Bakers Candies’ world renowned chocolate meltaways have been proudly produced in Nebraska for generations and are available at prices so low they’re unprecedented in the gourmet chocolate industry. They are also the largest candy outlet store in the state so you’re sure to find that perfect sweet treat.
209 Main Street, Louisville NE 68037
Hours: Thurs – Fri: 10a-5p Sat: 10a-4p Sun: Noon-4p
Great place to shop for accessories and specialty gifts while enjoying your favorite coffee or tea.
4107 Waverly Rd, Murray, NE 68409
www.scatterjoyacres.org | 402-709-9401
Hours: Daily 10a-6p
Visit Scatter+A22:L22 Joy Acres, a rescue and therapy ranch, animal education center and petting zoo. At this 27-acre ranch, you’ll get a chance to interact with all types of animals such as goats, alpacas, horses, ostriches, camels and many more. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Guests will love the hayrack rides, bonfires, nature trails, picnic areas and other adventures Scatter Joy Acres has to offer. Get back to nature by retreating to this one-of-a-kind outdoor space.
Slattery Vintage Estates Vineyard and Tasting Room
8925 Adams Street, Nehawka NE 68413
www.svevineyards.com | 402-267-5267
Tasting Room Hours: F-S-S 1-6p
Sit by the pond or in the tasting room by the fireplace sipping award winning wines from Nebraska or around the world. SVE also carries local and domestic beers. try an appetizer, and on weekends, wood fired pizzas are served during the summer concert series. SVE is Nebraska’s original glamping destination. Stay in glamping bungalows or the party house. Chef Sarah Slattery can help you plan a special dinner, wedding or event in the Heritage Hall at SVE. Family friendly.
Cass County Historical Society Museum
646 Main Street – Plattsmouth, NE 68048
402-296-4770 | casscountynemuseum.org
Hours: T-S 12-4p
Tells the history of Cass County since settlement in 1854. Permanent displays depict various stages in the county’s history and are supplemented by temporary exhibits, which are changed periodically throughout the year. So much to see, you’ll be glad you did.
Wostrel Family’s Union Orchard & Tasting Room
2405 South HWY 75, Union NE 68455
www.unionorchard.com | 402-263-4845
Hours: Daily 9a-5p
A fun atmosphere for family outings. The orchard’s kitchen offers a delicious assortment including pies, apple turnovers, doughnuts and apple smoked sausage. Fresh-grown apples, peaches, rhubarb, strawberries, pumpkin, squash, jellies, honey and more are available at our country store. Wine tasting room on-site.
Sarpy County Stops
1111 Bellevue Boulevard North, Bellevue, NE 68005
402-316-7038 | treerush.com
Hours: M-Sat: 10a-4p
Founded in 1913, Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska’s oldest conservation organizations and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation. The facility is a National Natural Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Fontenelle Forest owns and manages Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha. The properties encompass more than 2,100 acres of forest, prairie and wetlands along the Missouri River.
2402 Clay Street, Bellevue, NE 68005
402-332-5771 | gosarpy.com
Hours: M-F: 8a-5p
The Sarpy County Historical Society was founded in 1934 and through the Sarpy County Museum is committed to protecting, preserving, and promoting Sarpy County’s rich history. It does this by hosting a variety of free programs, archiving local records, and assisting with genealogy research. The museum has announced plans for a major expansion at a new site in Papillion.
nts were awarded due to the loss of Lodging Tax from the Covid 19 pandemic.
21215 Nebraska Crossing Dr., Gretna NE 68028
402-332-5650 | yeti.com
Hours: M-Sat: 10a-7p; Sun: 11a-6p
Hey Nebraska, we’re putting down roots with a new store in Nebraska Crossing. It’s going to be your spot to stop by and shop your favorite YETI Gear, connect with us on local events, hang on our outdoor patio, customize your gear, and just have a good time.
23132 Pflug Road, Gretna NE 68028
402-332-4565 | holyfamilyshrine.com
Hours: M-Sat: 10a-5p; Sun: 12-5p
The story of the Holy Family Shrine begins with the intervention of the Holy Spirit within a small group of people – people from diverse backgrounds who had little chance to meet until the Holy Spirit united them spiritually with a vision of the Holy Family Shrine. Through a unique and divine series of events, they discovered they had been enlightened to the same idea: to create a place off of Interstate 80 for travelers to pray and discover the Catholic faith
7861 Main St., Suite H, La Vista NE 68128
531-772-0329 | heightsdraftroom.com
Hours: M-Th: 3-10p; Sat: 12-11p; Sun: 12-10p
You don’t have to look far to see where we come from. Calling Sarpy County home for more than three generations, it was easy to choose La Vista to be the location for our business. Brothers Joey, Justin and Jared along with parents Mike and Kathy, have created a spot for all, novice or experienced, to come and share their love for beer. Heights Draft Room is built for the community from the community.
12703 Westport Parkway, La Vista NE 68128
402-861-4800 | cabelas.com
Hours: M-Sat: 9a-8p; Sun: 10a-7p
The 128,000-square-foot store is not only packed with a selection of outdoor gear, but also features a used gun library, an arcade shooting gallery, and a full Power Sports department with a boat and ATV showroom. Bring the kids and check out the awesome 30,000-gallon aquarium featuring more than 100 fish. Many of the fish are Native Nebraska species that were wild caught and donated to the store. While exploring the store, don’t forget to check out our massive taxidermy mountain. Check out the impressive waterfall display and the 3,000-gallon walleye pond.
12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion NE 68046
402-332-5771 | gosarpy.com
Hours: M-F: 8a-5p
Contact the team at Sarpy County Tourism and start planning your visit. You’ll be glad you did. Whether you want to spend time outdoors, love sports, appreciate scenic views or history, or plan to shop until you drop, you’ll find plenty of reasons to come and stay in Sarpy County – for an evening, a day, a weekend or longer.
Graley’s Creamery and Confection
147 N. Washington St., Papillion NE 68046
402-502-9897 | graleyscreamery.com
Hours: M-Th: 11:30a-8p; F-S: 11:30a-9p; Sun: 3-8p
Graley’s story is a little unconventional. We are not trained chefs. We don’t have years of experience in food service. But we love family. What we have is a God-given dream and we love ice cream. A lot. As we traveled the world, we would make ice cream and share it with friends and they would tell us we should sell it. We never thought anything about it though. Fast-forward a few years and we moved to Nebraska to start churches. Being church planters didn’t always make ends meet, but God gave us this dream and the drive to see it through.
Soaring Wings Vineyards and Brewing
17111 S. 138th St., Springfield NE 68059
402-253-2479 | soaringwingswine.com
Hours: W-Sat: 12-6p; Sun: 12-5p
Jim and Sharon Shaw are a husband-wife duo who own and operate Soaring Wings. They have been slowly growing and improving Soaring Wings since they opened in 2004. At Soaring Wings, they grow 14 different varietals of grapes. They grow the grapes and make the wine and beer! When you come out to the winery you can do a tasting if you are new/or wanting a refresher on our wine. Or, if you know what you like, go straight in for a bottle, glass, pint or pitcher.
101 W. Main St., Springfield NE 68059
402-490-7754 | Website
Hours: W-F: 10a-5p; Sat: 10a-4p; Sun: 12-4p
Eighteen years ago, when my kids were just starting kindergarten, I decided to do the craft show at school. Busy creating and painting, with the kids making stuff right along with me, I enjoyed my first little ‘store’ with my creations, my dad’s creations and my kids’ creations. The second year I participated in the show, my kids, loving helping out the year before, made their own art pieces. Thus begun Robin’s Nest, a compilation of my nest (family’s) artwork. I decided I needed a change and to pursue something that was for myself. I started hitting the thrift stores and painting up un-loved items to make some beautiful creations.
Life gets busy and we forget to take time for ourselves, families and friends. The Uncover the Unexpected is a promotion that encourages visitors to and residents of Sarpy and Cass Counties to explore close to home this summer. Just print out this flyer and work your way around both counties to visit these businesses to collect a stamp at each location. You are not required to buy anything to participate, but no doubt the businesses would appreciate your ongoing patronage. Make some time this summer to Uncover the Unexpected!