REI Co-op ( opened the doors of its first Nebraska location through a new Gretna store on September 23. The outdoor retailer invited local members and the community to join a three-day celebration in honor of the opening. REI Gretna’s address is 21201 Nebraska Crossing Dr., just off I-80, Exit 432.

The 22,000 square-foot store features a wide assortment of top-quality outdoor gear and apparel for camping, cycling, running, fitness, hiking, snow sports, climbing, and more. A specialty bike shop is staffed with certified mechanics to tune or repair equipment.

The celebration included giveaways, complimentary coffee, and an outdoor social every afternoon with music, nonprofits, and outdoor brands including Altra, Black Diamond, Brooks Running, Cascade Designs, Darn Tough, ENO, Gregory Mtn Products, Küat, Mountain Hardwear, Nikwax, Oboz Footwear, Osprey, Sea to Summit, and Smartwool.

The store is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of 21.5 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 178 locations in 42 states and the District of Columbia. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at or the REI shopping app. To reach the Gretna store directly, call (531) 844-4750.