AppleJack Weekend #2

It’s weekend #2 of the AppleJack Weekend Festival and time for a TASTE OF APPLEJACK! Head to Arbor Day Farm for fresh apples, caramel apples, fresh-pressed cider, apple cider slushies, apple pie, apple donuts, antique apple tasting, and more. You can even enjoy food truck fare (on the Farm or downtown) or grab some delicious barbecue at Porter’s. There’s even the Taste of AppleJack All Things Apple Contest in the Historic Barns on Sunday. Sponsored by Nebraska City Tourism & Commerce commission, this tasty activity is a qualifying event for the 2021 World Food Championships!

In addition, experience time in the trees at the Tree Adventure this weekend, pick your own apples, sip wine in the orchard, and take a stroll through history at Arbor Lodge.

There’s so much to see and do, you might as well make it a weekend with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Call 402-873-8733 or book now online.

Please Note: For your convenience, the Tree Adventure and Arbor Lodge Mansion will require tickets for admission. We strongly recommend you purchase tickets in advance online. Space will be limited. We cannot guarantee entrance to these attractions/activities without a pre-purchased ticket. Arbor Day Farm attractions are open Tuesday through Sunday only.

 

Mud Day – The Dirt on Dirt

It’s not just dirt. It’s the soil that sustains us and the mud that makes childhood healthy and happy — really! Celebrate the end of summer by learning and playing with us here at the Tree Adventure and get the whole dirt on dirt.

Included with your Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets in advance here. Questions? Call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717.

Harvest Celebration 2022

The fun of the Harvest Celebration lasts all fall season at Arbor Day Farm. Plan now to visit the Tree AdventureApple House Market, and Arbor Lodge Mansion for autumn-inspired activities, including:

  • U-pick Apples and Pumpkins (beginning mid-Sept.) at the Tree Adventure
  • Living History Weekends at Arbor Lodge
  • Two Weekends of the AppleJack Festival (Sept. 17-18 & 25-26)
  • Wine & Hard Cider Tasting
  • Food Trucks
  • Private Sunset Orchard Wine Tasting
  • Pre-picked Apples, Apple Pie, Apple Donuts, Apple Cider, Caramel Apples, and more at the Apple House Market

These activities take place at various times throughout the season. Check the events calendar for specific details.

Secure your spot by purchasing attraction and event tickets in advance here.

Complete your adventure with a stay at Lied Lodge for the perfect family escape. Overnight reservations: 800-546-5433 or online.

ALL ATTRACTIONS CLOSED ON MONDAYS.

Mud Day – The Dirt on Dirt

It’s not just dirt. It’s the soil that sustains us and the mud that makes childhood healthy and happy — really! Celebrate the end of summer by learning and playing with us here at the Tree Adventure and get the whole dirt on dirt.

Included with your Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets in advance here. Questions? Call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717.

Songs of the Cicadas

Cicadas—LOUD and crazy! Called by some “the most interesting insect on the planet.” Engage in hands-on activities to find out how they make their songs and why they do it, then learn to recognize the songs in your own backyard. Get an up-close look at these singing marvels and discover more about their amazing life cycle and habits.

Included with Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets in advance here. Questions? Call 402-873-8717.

Songs of the Cicadas

Cicadas—LOUD and crazy! Called by some “the most interesting insect on the planet.” Engage in hands-on activities to find out how they make their songs and why they do it, then learn to recognize the songs in your own backyard. Get an up-close look at these singing marvels and discover more about their amazing life cycle and habits.

Included with Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets in advance here. Questions? Call 402-873-8717.

Songs of the Cicadas

Cicadas—LOUD and crazy! Called by some “the most interesting insect on the planet.” Engage in hands-on activities to find out how they make their songs and why they do it, then learn to recognize the songs in your own backyard. Get an up-close look at these singing marvels and discover more about their amazing life cycle and habits.

Included with Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets in advance here. Questions? Call 402-873-8717.

Lightning Bugs – Nature’s Fireworks!

Fireflies or lightning bugs — whatever you call them, they are magical! Join us to unlock the secrets of these incredible insects, observe them close-up, and take home a craft to remind you of the magic.

Included with your Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets in advance here. Questions? Call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717.

Lightning Bugs – Nature’s Fireworks!

Fireflies or lightning bugs — whatever you call them, they are magical! Join us to unlock the secrets of these incredible insects, observe them close-up, and take home a craft to remind you of the magic.

Included with your Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets in advance here. Questions? Call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717.

Lightning Bugs – Nature’s Fireworks!

Fireflies or lightning bugs — whatever you call them, they are magical! Join us to unlock the secrets of these incredible insects, observe them close-up, and take home a craft to remind you of the magic.

Included with your Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets in advance here. Questions? Call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717.

Frogs in the Pond

How much do you know about frogs? Are frogs the same as toads? Can you tell a girl frog from a boy frog? Can you leap as far as a frog?? JUMP into the action at the Tree Adventure to learn more about our froggy friends with fun activities and crafts along the trail.

Included with your Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets in advance here. Questions? Call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717.

Frogs in the Pond

How much do you know about frogs? Are frogs the same as toads? Can you tell a girl frog from a boy frog? Can you leap as far as a frog?? JUMP into the action at the Tree Adventure to learn more about our froggy friends with fun activities and crafts along the trail.

Included with your Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets in advance here. Questions? Call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717.

Frogs in the Pond

How much do you know about frogs? Are frogs the same as toads? Can you tell a girl frog from a boy frog? Can you leap as far as a frog?? JUMP into the action at the Tree Adventure to learn more about our froggy friends with fun activities and crafts along the trail.

Included with your Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets in advance here. Questions? Call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717.

Historic Flag Display & Scavenger Hunt

Join us Memorial Day Weekend at Arbor Lodge Mansion for a special display featuring vintage American flags of the Arbor Lodge collection. Guests can also participate in a patriotic scavenger hunt and trivia activity.

Activities included with regular Arbor Lodge Mansion admission. For more information, call 402-873-7222.

Purchase admission tickets in advance here.

 

Lightning Bugs – Nature’s Fireworks!

Fireflies or lightning bugs — whatever you call them, they are magical! Join us to unlock the secrets of these incredible insects, observe them close-up, and take home a craft to remind you of the magic.

Included with your Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets in advance here. Questions? Call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717.

Omaha Street Percussion at the Tree Adventure

We can’t wait to bang the drum about the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day and 50th anniversary of the Arbor Day Foundation! And who better to help us do that than Omaha Street Percussion! Join them for two performances (12pm and 2pm) at the Tree Adventure on Saturday, April 30. You’ll find them in the Nature Explore Classroom creating rhythmic sounds using nature’s instruments and any other unorthodox forms of percussion they can find or bring along. It’s a high-energy show that’s fun for the whole family.

Questions? Call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717.

Arbor Day Weekend Celebration

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the tree planters holiday right here where it all began at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City! All across this 260-acre campus, opportunities abound to play, learn, taste, and shop, all in celebration of trees. In addition to the fun activities listed below, we’re hosting a Prize Hunt April 29-May 1 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day and the 50th anniversary of the Arbor Day Foundation. Look for specially marked Prize Hunt envelopes in trees around the property to win a variety of prizes including Arbor Day Farm wine, attraction tickets, t-shirts, meals at Timbers and Porter’s, and Lied Lodge overnight stays.

At the Tree Adventure:

  • Explore the tree canopy as you make your way from treehouse to treehouse at the one-of-a-kind Treetop Village.®
  • Experience live performances from Omaha Street Percussion on Saturday at 11am and 2pm.
  • Visiting artist Jayson Fann will repurpose a huge tree trunk into a playable drum. Come see him work Tuesday through mid-Sunday in the outdoor classroom area.
  • Hike wooded trails.
  • Sail through the air on the ZipKrooz and climb a giant spider web.
  • Go tree climbing on Saturday from 10am-3pm (weather permitting).
  • Enjoy a guided orchard tour with our orchards manager. Available Saturday at 10am and 3pm and on Sunday 2pm.
  • Take part in interactive activities including pinecone critter craft making, a “wood” you know the difference game, leaf stamping, and a fascinating look at squirrels as tree planters. Available Saturday 10am- 4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm.
  • Become a Junior Arborist! Learn about trees and do fun and educational nature activities to earn your very own Arbor Day Farm Junior Arborist patch. Great for kids ages 5-12.

All activities are included with your Tree Adventure admission. The guided orchard tour and Jr. Arborist program are free and do not require Tree Adventure admission.

At Arbor Lodge Mansion:

  • Explore the 52-room mansion and learn about the history of Arbor Day.
  • Get a peek into spring planting on the Morton Farm and view vintage post cards of Arbor Lodge.
  • See the Women of Arbor Lodge display in a recently opened area of the mansion.
  • Tour the park grounds, experience the whispering bench, view historic trees, and visit the Carriage House.

No park entry fee is required.

At the Apple House Market

Come check out the newly rebuilt Apple House Market! Sip (or gulp!) Arbor Day Farm apple cider and shop for jams, jellies, salsa, honey, pies, AND TREES, as well as a special Arbor Day vintage t-shirt. Enjoy a glass or tasting of Arbor Day Farm wine or try a seasonal SARO hard cider made from Arbor Day Farm apples. You can also grab a delicious bite of barbecue at Porter’s, now open in it’s new space inside the Apple House Market. And be sure to check out the viewing room to learn about the history of the farm and how tree shipping, apple growing, and cider pressing happen and are powered by solar power.

At Lied Lodge:
Relax, retreat, and gather together at Lied Lodge with beautiful, nature-inspired guest rooms, an indoor pool, chef-inspired cuisine at Timbers, and on-site spa. For availability and reservations, call 800-546-5433. Debuting this weekend at Timbers – it’s our 1872 drink and dessert menu, created in honor of the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day.

Also, join us Saturday evening for the Farm and Forest Dinner featuring a four-course, prix fixe (and Arbor Day-inspired) menu that has been artfully crafted by our Timbers culinary team. Learn more.

Arbor Day Weekend hours are Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Go here to learn more about other Arbor Day events happening throughout Nebraska City. Activities include a parade, Bloody Mary competition, Arbor Day run & walk, and more!

History of Games at Arbor Lodge

In celebration of National Board Game Day (April 11), Arbor Lodge will host two weekends of fun and games for the whole family. Various historic games will be set up throughout the mansion for you to enjoy. Learn the history behind such games as Mansion of Happiness, Checkers, Dominos, Fox and Geese, Tic-Tac-Toe, Tiddlywinks, and many more. The Morton’s valued family time together, and their journals include accounts of games and entertainment they enjoyed. Sitting down with family members and friends to enjoy a board game or cards is proven to help build relationships and memories.

Activities included with your Arbor Lodge admission. Questions? Call Call 402-873-7222.

History of Games at Arbor Lodge

In celebration of National Board Game Day (April 11), Arbor Lodge will host two weekends of fun and games for the whole family. Various historic games will be set up throughout the mansion for you to enjoy. Learn the history behind such games as Mansion of Happiness, Checkers, Dominos, Fox and Geese, Tic-Tac-Toe, Tiddlywinks, and many more. The Morton’s valued family time together, and their journals include accounts of games and entertainment they enjoyed. Sitting down with family members and friends to enjoy a board game or cards is proven to help build relationships and memories.

Activities included with your Arbor Lodge admission. Questions? Call Call 402-873-7222.

Marvelous Maples

Join us at the Tree Adventure to learn about these marvelous trees and the art of maple tree tapping — and then taste the sweet results! Sample sap right from the tree before gathering around a campfire to learn about the syrup-making process. Taste various maple syrups and create a memento of your day to take home.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. A minimum of 8 people in the session is required. The program will repeat at 2:30 p.m. if the first session is full. Maximum for each session is 20 people.

Cost is $20 per person and includes Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets here. Call 402-873-8717 for more information.

Dates are tentative, depending on Mother Nature and sap flow.

Marvelous Maples

Join us at the Tree Adventure to learn about these marvelous trees and the art of maple tree tapping — and then taste the sweet results! Sample sap right from the tree before gathering around a campfire to learn about the syrup-making process. Taste various maple syrups and create a memento of your day to take home.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. A minimum of 8 people in the session is required. The program will repeat at 2:30 p.m. if the first session is full. Maximum for each session is 20 people.

Cost is $20 per person and includes Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets here. Call 402-873-8717 for more information.

Dates are tentative, depending on Mother Nature and sap flow.

Marvelous Maples

Join us at the Tree Adventure to learn about these marvelous trees and the art of maple tree tapping — and then taste the sweet results! Sample sap right from the tree before gathering around a campfire to learn about the syrup-making process. Taste various maple syrups and create a memento of your day to take home.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. A minimum of 8 people in the session is required. The program will repeat at 2:30 p.m. if the first session is full. Maximum for each session is 20 people.

Cost is $20 per person and includes Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets here. Call 402-873-8717 for more information.

Dates are tentative, depending on Mother Nature and sap flow.

Winter Fun Weekends at Arbor Lodge Mansion

Explore special displays filled with antique ice skates, sleds, snow shoes, snowmen, and more. Learn the history of these favorite winter pastimes and playthings, including diary excerpts on the Morton family’s winter activities.

World Day of the Snowman is recognized on January 18. Throughout the month, our young guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a few indoor snowman activities to celebrate.

This event is included with your Arbor Lodge Mansion admission. Questions? Call 402-873-7222. Go here for current hours.

Winter Fun Weekends at Arbor Lodge Mansion

Explore special displays filled with antique ice skates, sleds, snow shoes, snowmen, and more. Learn the history of these favorite winter pastimes and playthings, including diary excerpts on the Morton family’s winter activities.

World Day of the Snowman is recognized on January 18. Throughout the month, our young guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a few indoor snowman activities to celebrate.

This event is included with your Arbor Lodge Mansion admission. Questions? Call 402-873-7222. Go here for current hours.

Winter Fun Weekends at Arbor Lodge Mansion

Explore special displays filled with antique ice skates, sleds, snow shoes, snowmen, and more. Learn the history of these favorite winter pastimes and playthings, including diary excerpts on the Morton family’s winter activities.

World Day of the Snowman is recognized on January 18. Throughout the month, our young guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a few indoor snowman activities to celebrate.

This event is included with your Arbor Lodge Mansion admission. Questions? Call 402-873-7222. Go here for current hours.

Ho! Ho! Go! Holiday Adventure – For Families

— Available December 11–12 only; the December 18–19 event is sold out 

There’s plenty for families to love about the holiday season at Arbor Day Farm. Ornament decorating, fudge making, sweet treats, live reindeer, and special moments with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. It’s a fun-filled memory-making adventure you won’t find anywhere else! Created especially for kids, this experience includes a variety of activities and fun stops around the farm.

Guests can book an Activities Only package for just $95 per person here. Or, make it the ultimate holiday getaway by adding an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Book now. When booking online, click on Best Available Rate after selecting your room preference, then choose the Ho! Ho! Go! package. You can also call 800-546-5433.

Here’s the weekend itinerary:

Saturday

  • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Holiday Craft Creating, Holiday Dessert, and Hot Cider with Santa’s Elves | Historic Barns
  • 3:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m. Sweet Treats Making with Mrs. Claus | Lied Lodge
  • 4:00 p.m. Check-in | Lied Lodge (overnight stays only)
  • 5:00 p.m. –6:00 p.m. Dinner Buffet | Lied Lodge
  • 6:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m. Storytime & Cookies with Santa | Arbor Lodge Mansion
  • 7:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m. Hot Cocoa with Santa’s Reindeer | Lied Lodge

Sunday

  • 8:00 a.m. –10:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet with Santa and Mrs. Claus | Lied Lodge
  • 11:00 a.m. Check-out | Lied Lodge (overnight stays only)
  • 11:00 a.m. Admission | Tree Adventure

 

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ticket is required for all guests aged two and older. Any guests under the age of two will require a ticket if they will be participating in the activities and/or meals.

Space will be limited, and packages must be reserved one week in advance.

Ho! Ho! Go! Holiday Adventure – For Families

— Available December 11–12 only; the December 18–19 event is sold out 

There’s plenty for families to love about the holiday season at Arbor Day Farm. Ornament decorating, fudge making, sweet treats, live reindeer, and special moments with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. It’s a fun-filled memory-making adventure you won’t find anywhere else! Created especially for kids, this experience includes a variety of activities and fun stops around the farm.

Guests can book an Activities Only package for just $95 per person here. Or, make it the ultimate holiday getaway by adding an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Book now. When booking online, click on Best Available Rate after selecting your room preference, then choose the Ho! Ho! Go! package. You can also call 800-546-5433.

Here’s the weekend itinerary:

Saturday

  • 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Holiday Craft Creating, Holiday Dessert, and Hot Cider with Santa’s Elves | Historic Barns
  • 3:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m. Sweet Treats Making with Mrs. Claus | Lied Lodge
  • 4:00 p.m. Check-in | Lied Lodge (overnight stays only)
  • 5:00 p.m. –6:00 p.m. Dinner Buffet | Lied Lodge
  • 6:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m. Storytime & Cookies with Santa | Arbor Lodge Mansion
  • 7:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m. Hot Cocoa with Santa’s Reindeer | Lied Lodge

Sunday

  • 8:00 a.m. –10:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet with Santa and Mrs. Claus | Lied Lodge
  • 11:00 a.m. Check-out | Lied Lodge (overnight stays only)
  • 11:00 a.m. Admission | Tree Adventure

 

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ticket is required for all guests aged two and older. Any guests under the age of two will require a ticket if they will be participating in the activities and/or meals.

Space will be limited, and packages must be reserved one week in advance.

Reindeer Chase at the Tree Adventure

Santa’s reindeer are lost inside the Tree Adventure, and we need your help to find them! Join with family and friends in a fun-for-all ages scavenger hunt to discover where the reindeer are hiding along the Tree House Trail. Then use our special mailbox to send a letter to Santa to let him know where to find his reindeer in time for his Christmas ride!

Activity is available during regular hours November 27 through December 23 and is included with your Tree Adventure admission. Purchase Tree Adventure tickets in advance here.

Come experience the fun of the winter season at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure. Questions? Please call 402-873-8717.

ARBOR DAY FARM AND TREE ADVENTURE ARE CLOSED ON MONDAYS

All Dolled Up: 100 Years of Victorian Dolls

Come see a rare display of Victorian and vintage dolls and furniture at Wildwood Historic Center. Dolls on display span 100 years from the early 1870’s to the 1970’s, including our Dolly Madison doll and Mrs. Beasley from the popular TV show “Family Affair” in the 1960’s. We have baby dolls from the 20’s – 50’s as well as several foreign dolls from Japan, Vietnam, and Korea. We have over 30 dolls and strollers, chairs, beds, a sleigh and a tea table with a tea set! We also are having a doll giveaway. There are 4 wedding themed dolls from the 1940’s that we will be having a drawing for.

Four lucky people will win a treasure. Enter to win your very own doll!
Must be 18 or over to win.

You are invited to come relive your childhood with us as you tour our beautifully decorated Victorian home.

Bandages & Bonesaws: A Modern Look at Civil War Medicine

Many new medical technologies were used during the Civil War in an effort to both save lives on the battlefield and give wounded soldiers a better chance at recovery afterwards.
Come hear one of our local physicians, retired U.S. Army Colonel Dr. Dean Thomson, discuss the medical advancements made during America’s bloodiest conflict.

Strings & Things

“Strings and Things” performs a variety of musical styles including bluegrass, gospel, classical, Irish, renaissance, wedding, world music, traditional American dance and holiday music. They have performed for countless conventions, parties, banquets, barn dance, hoedowns, hayrack rides, county fairs, festivals, museums, schools, churches, etc. They also specialize in audience participation with items including washtub bass, washboard, musical spoons and clog dancing puppets.

All Dolled Up: 100 Years of Victorian Dolls

Come see a rare display of Victorian and vintage dolls and furniture at Wildwood Historic Center. Dolls on display span 100 years from the early 1870’s to the 1970’s, including our Dolly Madison doll and Mrs. Beasley from the popular TV show “Family Affair” in the 1960’s. We have baby dolls from the 20’s – 50’s as well as several foreign dolls from Japan, Vietnam, and Korea. We have over 30 dolls and strollers, chairs, beds, a sleigh and a tea table with a tea set! We also are having a doll giveaway. There are 4 wedding themed dolls from the 1940’s that we will be having a drawing for.

Four lucky people will win a treasure. Enter to win your very own doll!
Must be 18 or over to win.

You are invited to come relive your childhood with us as you tour our beautifully decorated Victorian home.

Bandages & Bonesaws: A Modern Look at Civil War Medicine

Many new medical technologies were used during the Civil War in an effort to both save lives on the battlefield and give wounded soldiers a better chance at recovery afterwards.
Come hear one of our local physicians, retired U.S. Army Colonel Dr. Dean Thomson, discuss the medical advancements made during America’s bloodiest conflict.

The Great Monarch Migration at the Tree Adventure

It’s truly one of the great wonders of the natural world — the Monarch Migration. Ever wondered where they come from? Or where they’re going? Stop by our Nature Interpreter stations at the Tree Adventure for some fun, interactive learning and a take-home craft celebrating these awesome monarchs of the butterfly world.

Questions? Call 402-873-8717. Activity included with your Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets in advance here.

Harvest Celebration at Arbor Day Farm

The fun of the Harvest Celebration lasts all fall season at Arbor Day Farm. Plan now to visit the Tree AdventureApple House Market, and Arbor Lodge Mansion for autumn-inspired activities, including:

  • U-pick Apples (beginning Sept. 18) and Pumpkins (beginning early- to mid-October)
  • Living History Weekends at Arbor Lodge
  • Three Weekends of the AppleJack Festival (Sept. 18-19, 25-26 & Oct. 2-3)
  • Love, The Locals Makers Market (Sept. 18-19)
  • Wine & Hard Cider Tasting
  • Food Trucks
  • Private Sunset Orchard Wine Tasting
  • Pre-picked Apples, Apple Pie, Apple Donuts, Apple Cider, Caramel Apples, and more.

These activities take place at various times throughout the season. Check the events calendar for specific details.

Secure your spot by purchasing attraction and event tickets in advance here.

Complete your adventure with a stay at Lied Lodge for the perfect family escape. Overnight reservations: 800-546-5433 or online.

Arbor Day Farm is closed on Mondays.

Daddy Longlegs at the Tree Adventure

You’ve seen them all your life, but did you know that Daddy Longlegs are NOT actually spiders? So what ARE they? We say, “Fascinating!” As well as harmless and helpful and a little bit humorous. Head to the Tree Adventure to learn what makes them special, then join the fun by trying to walk like they do — up on stilts!

Questions? Call 402-873-8717. Activity included with your Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets in advance here.

Daddy Longlegs at the Tree Adventure

You’ve seen them all your life, but did you know that Daddy Longlegs are NOT actually spiders? So what ARE they? We say, “Fascinating!” As well as harmless and helpful and a little bit humorous. Head to the Tree Adventure to learn what makes them special, then join the fun by trying to walk like they do — up on stilts!

Questions? Call 402-873-8717. Activity included with your Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets in advance here.

Get Outdoors Week featuring a Gnome Hunt – Tree Adventure

Time to turn off your phones and devices and head outside for some fresh air and fun! Join us at the Tree Adventure and take a hike to find the gnomes hidden along the trails. Take part in additional outdoor games and challenges on Saturday, July 17th and Saturday, July 24th from 10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. All activities are free with Tree Adventure admission.

Tree Adventure is closed on Mondays.

Questions? Call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717.

Purchase admission tickets in advance here.

Arbor Day Weekend Celebration

Celebrate the tree planters holiday right here where it all began at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City. All across this 260-acre campus, opportunities abound to play, learn, taste, and shop, all in celebration of trees.

At the Tree Adventure:

  • Explore the tree canopy as you make your way from treehouse to treehouse at the one-of-a-kind Treetop Village.®
  • Hike wooded trails.
  • Sail through the air on the ZipKrooz and climb a giant spider web.
  • Create a tree cookie critter to take home, and help us gift wrap a tree! Make an Arbor Day game to play with friends. Discover how tree seeds travel and chase a helicopter seed across the sky.
  • Decorate a container and plant a tree seedling to take home. Just $3 per person. Or $8 per person without Tree Adventure admission. Learn more
  • Become a Junior Arborist! Learn about trees and do fun and educational nature activities to earn your very own Arbor Day Farm Junior Arborist patch. Great for kids ages 5-12. Free activity; Tree Adventure admission not required. Learn more.
  • Purchase Tree Adventure tickets in advance here.

At Arbor Lodge Mansion:

  • Explore the 52-room mansion and learn about the history of Arbor Day.
  • Get a peek into spring planting on the Morton Farm and view vintage post cards of Arbor Lodge.
  • Take part in the grand opening of the Women of Arbor Lodge display in a newly restored and newly opened area of the mansion.
  • PLUS Receive free Arbor Lodge admission April 30-May 2, courtesy of the Arbor Day Foundation!

Advance tickets will not be available for the mansion this weekend. Capacity will be controlled at the door. Arbor Lodge State Historical Park is open for visitors, too. Take an inspiring, up-close look at the home of Arbor Day. No park entry fee is required.

At the Apple House Market (currently located inside the Tree Adventure building)

Sip (or gulp!) Arbor Day Farm apple cider and shop for tasty treats including jams, jellies, salsa, honey, pies, and other tasty treats. Shop for Arbor Day Farm wine, or better yet, head to the Historic Barns for a wine tasting on Saturday and Sunday.

At Lied Lodge:
Relax, retreat, and gather together at Lied Lodge with beautiful, nature-inspired guest rooms, an indoor pool, award-winning restaurant, and on-site spa. For availability and reservations, call 800-546-5433.

At Steinhart Lodge:

Join us Saturday evening for the Farm and Forest Dinner in the beautiful, rustic setting of Steinhart Lodge. A four-course, prix fixe (and Arbor Day-inspired) menu has been artfully crafted by our Timbers culinary team. Learn more.

Go here to learn more about other Arbor Day events happening throughout Nebraska City. Activities include a parade, Bloody Mary competition, Arbor Day run & walk, and more!

Junior Arborist Program

Junior Arborists are important people who know a lot about trees and their impact on our world. They play in the trees. They learn about trees. Sometimes, they even hug trees! Sound like you? Then head to the Tree Adventure during Arbor Day Weekend, and get ready to learn, explore, have fun, and earn your own Arbor Day Farm Junior Arborist badge. You’ll meet a Nature Interpreter to get started and be given your own activity booklet. Complete the number of activity pages for the age you are currently, and you’ll earn your badge. Perfect for kids age 5-12.

There is no cost for this program and most activities can be completed without Tree Adventure admission. Available Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Questions? Call the Tree Adventure at 403-873-8717.

Tree Planting Art Project

There’s no better way to celebrate Arbor Day than with a little tree planting! And we’re here to help you do just that! Join us in the Hero Gallery at the Tree Adventure where you can decorate a container and then plant a seedling to take home.

Just $3 per person with Tree Adventure admission. Or $8 without Tree Adventure admission.

Available 10 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Easter Weekend at Arbor Lodge Mansion

Discover the history of Easter traditions, enjoy fresh blooms, learn about spring planting on the Morton Farm, view a vintage Easter postcard display, and participate in an indoor egg hunt. The mansion will be open for self-guided tours as well. Admission is $9/adults; $7/youth (age 3-12). We recommend you purchase your Arbor Lodge Mansion tickets in advance here.

Questions? Call 402-873-7222Arbor Lodge Mansion

Marvelous Maples

Join us at the Tree Adventure to learn about these marvelous trees and the art of maple tree tapping — and then taste the sweet results! Sample sap right from the tree before gathering around a campfire to learn about the syrup-making process. Taste various maple syrups and create a memento of your day to take home.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. A minimum of 6 people in the session is required. The program will repeat at 2:00 p.m. if the first session is full. Maximum for each session is 20 people.

Cost is $20 per person and includes Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets here. Call 402-873-8717 for more information.

Dates are tentative, depending on Mother Nature and sap flow.

Marvelous Maples

Join us at the Tree Adventure to learn about these marvelous trees and the art of maple tree tapping — and then taste the sweet results! Sample sap right from the tree before gathering around a campfire to learn about the syrup-making process. Taste various maple syrups and create a memento of your day to take home.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. A minimum of 6 people in the session is required. The program will repeat at 2:00 p.m. if the first session is full. Maximum for each session is 20 people.

Cost is $20 per person and includes Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets here. Call 402-873-8717 for more information.

Dates are tentative, depending on Mother Nature and sap flow.

Marvelous Maples

Join us at the Tree Adventure to learn about these marvelous trees and the art of maple tree tapping — and then taste the sweet results! Sample sap right from the tree before gathering around a campfire to learn about the syrup-making process. Taste various maple syrups and create a memento of your day to take home.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. A minimum of 6 people in the session is required. The program will repeat at 2:00 p.m. if the first session is full. Maximum for each session is 20 people.

Cost is $20 per person and includes Tree Adventure admission. Purchase tickets here. Call 402-873-8717 for more information.

Dates are tentative, depending on Mother Nature and sap flow.

Ho! Ho! Go! Holiday Adventure – For Families

There’s plenty for families to love about the holiday season at Arbor Day Farm. Ornament making, cookie decorating, sweet treats, live reindeer, and special moments with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. It’s a fun-filled memory-making adventure you won’t find anywhere else! Available December 5–6, 12–13, and 19–20 and created especially for kids, this experience includes a variety of activities and fun stops around the farm. Take a look:

Saturday

1:00 p.m. – Ornament Making with Santa’s Elves | Historic Barns

2:00 p.m. – Hot Cider and Apple Pie at Santa’s Workshop | Apple House

3:00 p.m. – Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus | Lied Lodge

4:00 p.m. – Check-in | Lied Lodge (overnight stays only)

5:00 p.m. – Pasta Dinner Buffet | Lied Lodge

6:00 p.m. – Storytime & Cookies with Santa | Arbor Lodge Mansion

7:00 p.m. – Hot Cocoa with Santa’s Reindeer | Depot

Sunday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Breakfast Buffet with Santa and Mrs. Claus | Lied Lodge

11:00 a.m. – Check-out | Lied Lodge (overnight stays only)

Complimentary admission to Tree Adventure | Admission time reservation included with registration

 

Book an Activities Only package for just $95 per person. Or, make it the ultimate holiday getaway by adding an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Book your package with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge here, or call 800-546-5433 to reserve.

Package must be reserved one week in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: Groups will be placed at their own table based on registration information shared during the ticket purchase process and according to current DHM guidelines.

Ho! Ho! Go! Holiday Adventure – For Families

There’s plenty for families to love about the holiday season at Arbor Day Farm. Ornament making, cookie decorating, sweet treats, live reindeer, and special moments with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. It’s a fun-filled memory-making adventure you won’t find anywhere else! Available December 5–6, 12–13, and 19–20 and created especially for kids, this experience includes a variety of activities and fun stops around the farm. Take a look:

Saturday

1:00 p.m. – Ornament Making with Santa’s Elves in the Barns | East Historic Barn

2:00 p.m. – Hot Cider and Apple Pie at Santa’s Workshop | Apple House Market

3:00 p.m. – Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus | Lied Lodge

4:00 p.m. – Check-in | Lied Lodge (overnight stays only)

5:00 p.m. – Pasta Dinner Buffet | Lied Lodge

6:00 p.m. – Storytime & Cookies with Santa | Arbor Lodge Mansion

7:00 p.m. – Hot Cocoa with Santa’s Reindeer | Depot

Sunday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Breakfast Buffet with Santa and Mrs. Claus | Lied Lodge

11:00 a.m. – Check-out | Lied Lodge (overnight stays only)

Complimentary admission to Tree Adventure | Admission time reservation included with registration

 

Book an Activities Only package for just $95 per person. Or, make it the ultimate holiday getaway by adding an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Book your package with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge here, or call 800-546-5433 to reserve.

Package must be reserved one week in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: Groups will be placed at their own table based on registration information shared during the ticket purchase process and according to current DHM guidelines.

Ho! Ho! Go! Holiday Adventure – For Families

There’s plenty for families to love about the holiday season at Arbor Day Farm. Ornament making, cookie decorating, sweet treats, live reindeer, and special moments with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. It’s a fun-filled memory-making adventure you won’t find anywhere else! Available December 5–6, 12–13, and 19–20 and created especially for kids, this experience includes a variety of activities and fun stops around the farm. Take a look:

Saturday

1:00 p.m. – Ornament Making with Santa’s Elves in the Barns | East Historic Barn

2:00 p.m. – Hot Cider and Apple Pie at Santa’s Workshop | Apple House Market

3:00 p.m. – Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus | Lied Lodge

4:00 p.m. – Check-in | Lied Lodge (overnight stays only)

5:00 p.m. – Pasta Dinner Buffet | Lied Lodge

6:00 p.m. – Storytime & Cookies with Santa | Arbor Lodge Mansion

7:00 p.m. – Hot Cocoa with Santa’s Reindeer | Depot

Sunday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Breakfast Buffet with Santa and Mrs. Claus | Lied Lodge

11:00 a.m. – Check-out | Lied Lodge (overnight stays only)

Complimentary admission to Tree Adventure | Admission time reservation included with registration

 

Book an Activities Only package for just $95 per person. Or, make it the ultimate holiday getaway by adding an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Book your package with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge here, or call 800-546-5433 to reserve.

Package must be reserved one week in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: Groups will be placed at their own table based on registration information shared during the ticket purchase process and according to current DHM guidelines.

Labor Day Weekend at Lied Lodge & Arbor Day Farm

PLEASE NOTE: For your convenience, Arbor Lodge Mansion and the Tree Adventure will require tickets for admission. We strongly recommend you purchase tickets in advance online. Space will be limited to help ensure safe social distancing. We cannot guarantee entrance to these attractions/activities without a pre-purchased ticket. Reminder: Arbor Day Farm attractions will be open Tuesday through Sunday only beginning September 14.

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Say goodbye to summer with a fun weekend getaway to Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm. Experience Treetop Village at the Tree Adventure, splash in the pool at Lied Lodge, hike the trails, explore history at Arbor Lodge, and savor fresh-picked apples, apple cider slushies, apple pie, wine, and more at the Apple House Market. Porter’s will be serving up mouthwatering barbecue all weekend long – including Monday! Take it to go or make it a picnic on the Morton lawn. Or enjoy dinner at Timbers with outside seating on the Sunset Terrace.

It’s the perfect road trip for a long weekend. Rooms still available at Lied Lodge. Book online or call 402-873-8733. Purchase tickets in advance for the Tree Adventure and Arbor Lodge Mansion at arbordayfarm.showclix.com. Find current hours and admission here.

Safely Visiting Arbor Day Farm

We are committed to providing a safe space for everyone who visits and works here. Please help us make that possible.

  • Wear a mask in all indoor public spaces
  • Maintain 6-ft social distancing
  • Wash/sanitize hands frequently

Mystery at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Join us for an evening of murder and mayhem in the Wild West as Arbor Lodge Mansion transforms into the Deadwood Saloon. It’s an old-fashioned whodunnit in a magnificent setting! Solve clues, look for evidence, and break the case while mingling with new friends.

Event tickets are $25/person (adults only). Reservations required at 402-873-7222.

Add to the fun with a stay at Lied Lodge & Conference Center. Request the Mystery at the Mansion package and receive two tickets to the event with your overnight accommodations. Make your reservation online or by calling 800-546-5433. Guests may use their ticket throughout their stay to return to the Mansion.

Winter Fun Weekends at Arbor Lodge

Explore special displays filled with antique ice skates, sleds, snowshoes, snowmen, and more. Learn the history of these favorite winter pastimes and playthings, including diary excerpts on the Morton family’s winter activities.

On January 4 & 5, we’ll also feature National Trivia Day and National Bird Day activities. And on January 18, join us for a special National Snowman Day celebration with snowmen stories and history, crafts, and a yummy treat.

This event is included with your Arbor Lodge Mansion admission. Questions? Call 402-873-7222. Go here for current hours.

Winter Fun Weekends at Arbor Lodge

Explore special displays filled with antique ice skates, sleds, snowshoes, snowmen, and more. Learn the history of these favorite winter pastimes and playthings, including diary excerpts on the Morton family’s winter activities.

On January 4 & 5, we’ll also feature National Trivia Day and National Bird Day activities. And on January 18, join us for a special National Snowman Day celebration with snowmen stories and history, crafts, and a yummy treat.

This event is included with your Arbor Lodge Mansion admission. Questions? Call 402-873-7222. Go here for current hours.

Winter Fun Weekends at Arbor Lodge

Explore special displays filled with antique ice skates, sleds, snowshoes, snowmen, and more. Learn the history of these favorite winter pastimes and playthings, including diary excerpts on the Morton family’s winter activities.

On January 4 & 5, we’ll also feature National Trivia Day and National Bird Day activities. And on January 18, join us for a special National Snowman Day celebration with snowmen stories and history, crafts, and a yummy treat.

This event is included with your Arbor Lodge Mansion admission. Questions? Call 402-873-7222. Go here for current hours.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

 

2019 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 29 through December 28.

Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Brunch with Santa at Lied Lodge

One of Santa’s favorite stops is at Lied Lodge in Nebraska City. Bring your children (and their wish lists) for this holiday tradition and enjoy live Christmas tunes on our grand piano, along with very special “child friendly” Sunday Brunch Buffet selections at Timbers.

Brunch with Santa is served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 15 and 22. We’ll also be collecting canned food items for the Nebraska City Food Bank; all non-perishable items are welcome.

For brunch reservations, please call: 402-873-8740, or reserve a table online here. Cost is $18 per adult, $8 per child (ages 5-12). Children 4 and younger are free. Tax or gratuity not included in pricing.

Book an overnight stay for an extra special getaway. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve now.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

 2019 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 29 through December 28.

Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Brunch with Santa at Lied Lodge

One of Santa’s favorite stops is at Lied Lodge in Nebraska City. Bring your children (and their wish lists) for this holiday tradition and enjoy live Christmas tunes on our grand piano, along with very special “child friendly” Sunday Brunch Buffet selections at Timbers.

Brunch with Santa is served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 15 and 22. We’ll also be collecting canned food items for the Nebraska City Food Bank; all non-perishable items are welcome.

For brunch reservations, please call: 402-873-8740, or reserve a table online here. Cost is $18 per adult, $8 per child (ages 5-12). Children 4 and younger are free. Tax or gratuity not included in pricing.

Book an overnight stay for an extra special getaway. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve now.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

2019 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 29 through December 28.

Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

 2019 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 29 through December 28.

Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

2019 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 29 through December 28.

Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Grand Thanksgiving Buffet at Lied Lodge

A delectable buffet dinner in beautifully inspiring surroundings…that’s the Grand Thanksgiving Buffet at the Timbers at Lied Lodge & Conference Center. Leave the details — and the dishes — to us and enjoy a scrumptious holiday experience with your friends and family.

The Grand Thanksgiving Buffet is served Thursday, Nov. 28, from 11 am to 2:30 pm. The menu features whole roasted beef tenderloin, slow-roasted turkey, and all of the classic favorites – plus homemade gourmet desserts.

$35/adults; $15/children 5-12; free for children 4 and younger. Prices do not include tax or gratuity. Live music provided.

Reservations are required at 402-873-8740.

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling & S’mores

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, storytelling & s’mores!

On Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m., climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot chocolate and apple cider, enjoy a hot dog, make s’mores, and listen to tales from a storyteller, before returning to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 4-12. Children 3 and under are free but must sit on parent’s lap. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 402-873-8733.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 402-873-8733.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling & S’mores

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, storytelling & s’mores!

On Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m. through Nov. 9, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot chocolate and apple cider, enjoy a hot dog, make s’mores, and listen to tales from a storyteller, before returning to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 4-12. Children 3 and under are free but must sit on parent’s lap. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 402-873-8733.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 402-873-8733.

Living History Weekend – Vintage Halloween at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time to see historic trades, talents, and other demonstrations come alive inside Arbor Lodge Mansion and out on the beautiful grounds of Nebraska City’s National Historic Landmark.

The weekend is full of Vintage Halloween fun frivolity as we celebrate vintage Halloween customs, games, crafts, and décor from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Questions about Living History Weekends? Please call the mansion: 402-873-7222. Mansion admission is $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12).

Pumpkin Party at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

We’re celebrating no-scare Halloween fun at the Tree Adventure, and you’re invited!

This special pumpkin party is rain or shine, 9 a.m. –5 p.m., with regular admission. All ages are welcome to come in costume and enjoy:

 

  • Free hayrack rides to the pumpkin patch from 12 p.m.–4 p.m.
  • An Unnatural Halloween Hike along the Tree House Trail
  • Face painting at the tree house by Pea Pod Face Painting (additional fee)
  • Discovery Rides from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. on the hour (additional fee of $5 for adults & children 3 –12; call for reserved seats)
  • Halloween craft making
  • Free candy treats for the kids
  • Adventures in the corn maze

 

Celebrate fall at Tree Adventure! Questions? Call 402-873-8717.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling & S’mores

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, storytelling & s’mores!

On Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 27 thru Nov. 9, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot chocolate and apple cider, enjoy a hot dog, make s’mores, and listen to tales from a storyteller, before returning to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 4-12. Children 3 and under are free but must sit on parent’s lap. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 402-873-8733.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 402-873-8733.

Living History Weekend – Victorian Era at Arbor Lodge

See historic trades, talents, and other demonstrations come alive inside the mansion and out on the beautiful grounds of Nebraska City’s National Historic Landmark.

 

Journey back to the Victorian Times and enjoy displays of Victorian dresses, lacemaking, parlor music, parlor games, the language of the fan, and yard games.

 

Questions about Living History Weekends? Please call the mansion: 402-873-7222. Mansion admission is $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12).

Creepy Crawly Days at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Join us at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure for all things creepy! Engage with students from the UNL Entomology Department as they share “8-Legged Encounters” featuring fun activities that explore the world of spiders and their relatives.

Activity included with regular Tree Adventure admission. Questions? Call 402-873-8717.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling & S’mores

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, storytelling & s’mores!

On Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 27 thru Nov. 9, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot chocolate and apple cider, enjoy a hot dog, make s’mores, and listen to tales from a storyteller, before returning to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 4-12. Children 3 and under are free but must sit on parent’s lap. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 402-873-8733.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 402-873-8733.

Creepy Crawly Days at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Join us at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure for all things creepy! Engage with students from the UNL Entomology Department as they share “8-Legged Encounters” featuring fun activities that explore the world of spiders and their relatives.

Activity included with regular Tree Adventure admission. Questions? Call 402-873-8717.

Tree Climbing at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

When’s the last time you climbed a tree? Maybe when you were 10? Maybe never?

Tree Climbing at Tree Adventure is your opportunity to harness up and shimmy your way skyward in an old oak savanna. There’s even smaller-scale climbing options for the younger set.

Tree climbing activities are included with regular Tree Adventure admission, and it’s always a popular draw. Questions? Call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717.

This activity is available along with all the other classic fall fun at Arbor Day Farm: apple picking, the corn maze, hayrack rides, and plenty of apple pies, cider, caramel apples and other tasty treats.

See you in the trees!

Living History Weekend – All About Salt at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time to see historic trades, talents, and other demonstrations come alive inside Arbor Lodge Mansion and out on the beautiful grounds of Nebraska City’s National Historic Landmark.

Join us October 20 and 21 and discover the amazing evolution of salt and how Morton Salt revolutionized the industry. Plus, learn about some “salty superstitions” that have been passed down through the years.

Questions about Living History Weekends? Please call the mansion: 402-873-7222. Mansion admission is $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12).

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling & S’mores

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, storytelling & s’mores!

On Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 27 thru Nov. 9, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot chocolate and apple cider, enjoy a hot dog, make s’mores, and listen to tales from a storyteller, before returning to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 4-12. Children 3 and under are free but must sit on parent’s lap. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 402-873-8733.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 402-873-8733.

Living History Weekend – Frontier Work & Play at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time to see historic trades, talents, and other demonstrations come alive inside Arbor Lodge Mansion and out on the beautiful grounds of Nebraska City’s National Historic Landmark.

 

Pioneers of many ethnic origins traveled their way to Nebraska. Join us as we celebrate the rich heritage of our ancestors with demonstrations and displays including vintage kitchen gadgets, rag dolls, frontier education, and blacksmithing.

 

Questions about Living History Weekends? Please call the mansion: 402-873-7222. Mansion admission is $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12).

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling & S’mores

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, storytelling & s’mores!

On Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 27 thru Nov. 9, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot chocolate and apple cider, enjoy a hot dog, make s’mores, and listen to tales from a storyteller, before returning to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 4-12. Children 3 and under are free but must sit on parent’s lap. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 402-873-8733.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 402-873-8733.

Tree Climbing at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

When’s the last time you climbed a tree? Maybe when you were 10? Maybe never?

 

Tree Climbing at Tree Adventure is your opportunity to harness up and shimmy your way skyward in an old oak savanna. There’s even smaller-scale climbing options for the younger set.

 

Tree climbing activities are included with regular Tree Adventure admission, and it’s always a popular draw. Questions? Call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717.

 

This activity is available along with all the other classic fall fun at Arbor Day Farm: apple picking, the corn maze, hayrack rides, and plenty of apple pies, cider, caramel apples and other tasty treats.

Living History Weekend – Table Creek Rendezvous at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time to see historic trades, talents, and other demonstrations during Living History weekends at Arbor Day Farm.

September 28 & 29 is the Table Creek Rendezvous from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Morton Oak Lawn near the Apple House Market. Enjoy blacksmithing, butter churning, breadmaking, tomahawk throwing, ropemaking, and Native beadworking.

All other Living History Weekends will be held at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. Questions? Please call Arbor Lodge: 402-873-7222. Mansion admission is $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12).

Please note: Arbor Lodge Mansion and Arbor Lodge State Historical Park will be closed to the public on Sunday, September 29.

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling & S’mores

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, storytelling & s’mores!

On Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 27 thru Nov. 9, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby. Travel to Arbor Day Farm’s Morton Oak tree, where you’ll sip hot chocolate and apple cider, enjoy a hot dog, make s’mores, and listen to tales from a storyteller, before returning to Lied Lodge.

Tickets are $15.00+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 4-12. Children 3 and under are free but must sit on parent’s lap. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 402-873-8733.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack Ride, Storytelling & S’mores Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge plus up to four (4) tickets for the hayrack ride activity; availability is limited, so please call to reserve: 402-873-8733.

Johnny Appleseed at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Head to the Arbor Day Farm orchard to pick your own apples and stay to learn about Johnny Appleseed—a folk hero whose true story is as amazing as the myths. Pose for your own Johnny Appleseed photo as you learn about his history. Enjoy a tree-grafting demonstration and find out why he did not graft apple trees—but we do—and what difference it has made. Included with Tree Adventure admission.

Call 402-873-8717 for more information.

Johnny Appleseed at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Head to the Arbor Day Farm orchard to pick your own apples and stay to learn about Johnny Appleseed—a folk hero whose true story is as amazing as the myths. Pose for your own Johnny Appleseed photo as you learn about his history. Enjoy a tree-grafting demonstration and find out why he did not graft apple trees—but we do—and what difference it has made. Included with Tree Adventure admission.

Call 402-873-8717 for more information.

Treetop Village at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Spend a day in the trees. You’ll treasure the memories.

Opening Weekend – September 7–8

Three acres up in the trees, 11 treehouses, all connected with elevated bridges and walkways. The one-of-a-kind, fun-for-all-ages Treetop Village will spark imagination and joyful laughter in everyone.

Make your way from treehouse to treehouse without ever touching the ground. Bounce sky-high on the giant WonderNet (the first in North America) and race down a 50-foot slide. It’s fun for hours. Then round out your day with a stay at Lied Lodge.

Come help us celebrate the opening of this exciting new addition to the Tree Adventure! Weekend activities include:

  • The Pancake Man, Saturday 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
  • The String Beans music group, Saturday 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Face Painting, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Johnny Appleseed demonstration, Sunday 11 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

All activities and entrance to Treetop Village are included with your Tree Adventure admission. Go here for current hours. Call 402-873-8717 for more information.

Harvest Celebration 2019 at Arbor Day Farm

The fun of the Harvest Celebration lasts all fall season at Arbor Day Farm. Head to the Tree Adventure, Apple House Market, and Arbor Lodge Mansion for autumn-inspired activities, including:

  • Sunset & S’mores: Saturdays, Sept. 7–14
  • Discovery Rides: Sept 1–Oct. 31
  • U-Pick Apples & Corn Maze: Daily, Sept. 1–Oct. 31
  • AppleJack Weekend: Sept. 21–22
  • U-Pick Pumpkins: Daily, Sept. 21–Oct. 31
  • Hayrack Ride to the Orchards: Weekends, Sept. 28–Oct. 20
  • Heirloom Apple Tasting: Weekends, Oct. 5­­–20
  • Living History at Arbor Lodge: Weekends, Sept. 28–Oct. 27
  • Pumpkin Party: Oct. 26

All-Access Day Pass includes admission to the Tree Adventure as well as the Arbor Lodge State Historical Park mansion. Discovery Rides tickets are an additional $5 per person. Call 402-873-8717 or go here for more information and current hours.

Complete your adventure with a stay at Lied Lodge for the perfect family escape. Overnight reservations: 800-546-5433 or online.

Summer Music Series at Arbor Day Farm

Experience an enjoyable evening of free music and yard games in a beautiful setting – the Arbor Day Farm historic barns! Bring a blanket and lawn chair or grab a picnic table, and then sit back and relax. Here’s this year’s lineup:

June 14 – Shawn Cole

June 28 – The Wildwoods

July 12 – Bryton Stoll & Savannah Chestnut

July 26 – Shawn Cole & DrUnK MoNkEY

August 9 – FREAKABOUT with Gallivant

August 23 – The Bottle Tops

 

Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as well as a limited variety of Porter’s barbecue items. Please no beer, wine, or other alcohol carried onto the property.

 

Make it a getaway with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve.

 

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