Syracuse is a thriving small community that has many of the conveniences of a bigger city! We continue to grow, welcoming many young families interested in living on quiet city streets or acreages in the country. Here you’ll find small town charm, friendly residents and many local shops. Our school facilities, athletic programs and caring teachers are second to none.
Our area businesses feature everything from furniture, antiques and hardware supplies to groceries and prescriptions. With more than a dozen eating establishments in Syracuse, it’s easy to get your favorite morning latte or find the perfect spot to dine with family and friends! As an agriculture-based community, the town has three implement dealerships, as well as a grain elevator, truck stop, auto parts store and several gas stations. Syracuse is home to a wide range of churches of varying faiths. We are fortunate to have quality dental, medical, legal, insurance and accounting services right here in town. Perfectly situated at the crossroads of Highways 2 & 50, Syracuse residents enjoy quick access to the culture, shopping and events featured in Lincoln, Omaha and Kansas City!
The community offers many opportunities for visitors and residents to participate in recreational activities. We have a nine-hole golf course and a multi-field ball complex, where you will find baseball and softball games being played all spring and summer. The complex is also home to soccer fields and a picnic shelter, with basketball and volleyball courts, and a bike-walk path to be built in the future. The swimming pool is a fun way to cool off; enjoy zero-depth entry, a water slide, geysers and lap lanes. Many locals enjoy picnics at our two scenic parks, and participating in youth and adult recreation leagues. There’s something to do for everyone!
The Otoe County Museum is a three-building complex with records and memorabilia dating back from the mid 1800’s. Visit the museum and research your genealogy. Displays are set up depicting life as it was in the late 19th century. A Victorian house is home to vintage furniture and décor. The museum complex also is home to the Henry Kramer Wildlife collection.
Proud of our German heritage, we celebrate GermanFest every July. It is a day of activities that include the Omaha German-American Society singers and dancers; “Viener” Dog races and style show; children’s activities; German food; a street dance, a two-block long beer garden and German-American dancers and singers. Everyone is German for a day! On the first weekend of December, we celebrate the Tannenbaum Festival with the a visit from Santa, children’s activities, craft fair, soup supper, and the lighting of our huge evergreen Christmas tree located at the main intersection of our downtown district! Syracuse is home to the Otoe County Fair and the area features many other events throughout the year!