Enjoy a bright and peacful Spring at Arbor Day Farm

Events and Activities at Arbor Day Farm

Lent Dining Options

Lent Dining Options

Now through Easter
At Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge

During this season of Lent, the Timber Dining Room offers an assortment of meatless menu selections and soups. Please give us a call at (402) 873-8740 for specific menus or to reserve a table.

The Timber Dining Room is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Watch Tree Shipping in Action

Watch Tree Shipping in Action

This Spring at Arbor Day Farm
At Apple House Market

This spring, nearly 2.5 million tree seedlings will be shipped from Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City to Arbor Day Foundation members all across the United States.

From March through May, you’re welcome to get an up-close view of the tree shipping process inside the Apple House Market. Watch trees being sorted, labeled, and packaged as they start their journey to a greener tomorrow.

Free; open to the public.

Temporary Pool Closure

Temporary Pool Closure

Now – April 10
At Lied Lodge & Conference Center

A special note for Lied Lodge guests: the pool, hot tub, and children's pool will be temporarily closed from March 29 through April 10, 2015. During this time, improvements will be underway in the pool area as part of the ongoing Lied Lodge renewal.

We look forward to sharing a new-and-improved pool with you soon; thank you for your understanding. For questions about this temporary closure, please call the Front Desk at 800-546-5433. 

Easter Weekend at Arbor Day Farm

Easter Weekend at Arbor Day Farm

April 4-5
At Arbor Day Farm

Make plans to visit Arbor Day Farm on Easter Weekend — April 4-5, 2015.

Easter Family Fun Package at Lied Lodge: 
Bring the family and enjoy a memorable Easter Weekend getaway to Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm. The Easter Family Fun Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge on Saturday, April 4, 2015, plus four tickets to Arbor Day Farm's Tree Adventure attraction -- featuring chicks, bunnies, ducks, lambs, and a seek-and-find egg hunt. Ask for the Easter Family Fun Package when you call for your reservation: 800-546-5433. 

*please note: the Lied Lodge pool, hot tub, and children's pool will not be available on Easter Weekend; we apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. 


Easter Grand Brunch Buffet at Lied Lodge:
Gather ’round the table for a scrumptious Easter Sunday Brunch at Lied Lodge's Timber Dining Room, served 11am–2pm. View the Easter Brunch menu, then call (402) 873-8740 to make a dining reservation. 

At the Tree Adventure:
Take a springtime stroll through the woods for family-friendly games, plus a leisurely seek-and-find egg hunt. Children will enjoy chicks, bunnies, ducks, and lambs at the Tree Adventure. Easter activities included with regular Tree Adventure admission. 

The Tree Adventure is open Easter Saturday, 9am–5pm; Easter Sunday, 11am–5pm. 

 

Arbor Day Celebration 2015

Arbor Day Celebration 2015

April 25 26
At Arbor Day Farm

Celebrate the 144th anniversary of the tree planter's holiday where it all began -- right here at Arbor Day Farm, Nebraska City.

Celebrate at Arbor Day Farm:
All across this 260-acre campus, opportunities abound to play, learn, taste, and shop – all in celebration of trees.

At the Tree Adventure, open 9:00am to 5:00pm:

  • Make-and-take eco-crafts; tree climbing; face painting; assorted hands-on activities and learning opportunities for all ages.
  • Climb aboard the Discovery Ride – an informative and fun guided journey into the backwoods of Arbor Day Farm. Rides departing at noon, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm both days (weather permitting).
  • Tree Adventure admission: $7 adults; $5 youth (age 3-12).
    Includes a tree seedling to plant at home.

-          At the Historic Barns, open 9:00am to 5:00pm:

  •  New! Find hand-crafted treasures at the multi-vendor Craft Fair.

-         At the Apple House Market, open 9:00am to 5:00pm:

  •  Sip Arbor Day Farm wines while you shop for unique gifts.

-          At Lied Lodge:

Relax, retreat, and gather together at the all-new Lied Lodge. Fully-updated guest rooms, indoor pool, award-winning restaurant, and on-site spa. For availability and reservations, call 402-873-8733.

 

-         Arbor Lodge State Historical Park is open for visitors, too. Take an inspiring, up-close look at the life and legacy of J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day. 

At the Morton Mansion, open 9:00am to 5:00pm:

  • Explore the 52-room mansion and countless artifacts; guided tours by hosts in period clothing available
    Saturday, 11:00am to 1:00pm; 3:00pm
    Sunday, 1:00pm and 3:00pm
  •  Mansion admission: $7 adults; $4 youth (age 3-12); park permit is not required

For a complete list of Arbor Day activities all around Nebraska City, please check out the city schedule online. 

Celebrate Mother's Day

Celebrate Mother's Day

May 10
At Arbor Day Farm and Lied Lodge

This May, show Mom how much you care with a visit to Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City. Here are a few ways to make Mother's Day memorable this year:

  • Enjoy a decadent Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 10, served 11am - 2pm in the Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge. See the scrumptious Mother's Day brunch menu, then call 402-873-8740 for your reservation.
     
  • Take Mom on a nature hike filled with flowering trees and fresh air at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure. Spring Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm; Sundays 11am - 5pm. Admission applies.
     
  • Tour the 52-room historic mansion at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park; Spring Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm; Sundays 11am - 5pm. Admission applies. 
     
  • Soothe her spirit with a spa treatment at Lied LodgeView the spa menu and request an appointment online.
     
  • Treat her to a relaxing stay at the fully-renovated Lied Lodge; special packages and gift certificates always available. Call 800-546-5433.

 

Weekend Wine Tasting

Weekend Wine Tasting

Every Friday & Saturday Night
At Lied Lodge & Conference Center Lobby

Sip, savor, and enjoy Arbor Day Farm's selection of wines, made from grapes grown right here on our 260-acre property.

Arbor Day Farm wine tastings are offered most Friday and Saturday evenings in the Lied Lodge lobby, 5:00-7:00pm. For just $6, receive four tastes and the wine glass is yours to keep.

Questions? Contact the Lied Lodge front desk: 402-873-8733.

Tree Adventure at Arbor Day Farm

Tree Adventure at Arbor Day Farm

Open daily
At The Tree Adventure

Discover something new every season at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure. Here you can hike miles of forested trails, climb a 50-foot-tall treehouse, embark on the guided Discovery Ride, and play and learn in the Nature Explore Classroom. Your paid admission includes a tree seedling to plant at home. The Arbor Day Farm experience isn't complete until you've explored the many activities at the Tree Adventure. Open daily. Photo: R. Neibel.

The Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge

The Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge

Open daily
At Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, enjoy nature-inspired cuisine made with locally-grown ingredients in the Timber Dining Room. Choose from seafood, Nebraska steaks, buffalo, vegetarian options, an extensive wine list featuring Arbor Day Farm signature wines, and a decadent dessert menu. Children's menu also available. For reservations, call 402-873-8740, and find complete menu selections on our dining page.

Olympic-sized indoor pool at Lied Lodge

Olympic-sized indoor pool at Lied Lodge

Open daily
At Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Whether you swim laps or just splash around, all guests are welcome in the olympic-sized indoor pool. Take a relaxing soak in the Jacuzzi or steam away stress in the red cedar sauna. Young swimmers will appreciate the separate baby pool, just 18" deep. The pool is open daily from 6:30am to 11:00pm, and is reserved exclusively for Lied Lodge guests.

The Lied Greenhouse at Arbor Day Farm

The Lied Greenhouse at Arbor Day Farm

Open daily

Tour the state-of-the-art growing facilities where many thousands of tree seedlings flourish at Arbor Day Farm. Learn about the important role you play in the Arbor Day Foundation's tree planting mission and, in peak season, watch as thousands of tree seedlings are sorted, labeled, boxed and shipped to destinations around the world. Access to the Lied Greenhouse is included with your Tree Adventure admission. More about the Lied Greenhouse.

Discovery Ride

Discovery Ride

Open daily
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

All aboard for a front row view of nature! Embark on the Discovery Ride, an hour-long guided journey deep into the forest at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure. Travel over the creekbed and through the orchards while an experienced tour guide shows and tells all about the rich history and bright future of these 260 acres. A great way to take your team outdoors for a group activity.

Current ride times and admission prices.

The Discovery Ride is also available for private bookings. Contact us and we'll coordinate a ride time that works for you.

 

The Apple House Market

The Apple House Market

Open daily

The Apple House Market is your one-stop shop for Arbor Day Farm's freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables, signature wines, fudge, fresh-baked pies, light lunch entrees, and unique gifts. Within walking distance of Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure and Lied Lodge & Conference Center, the Apple House Market is open daily. Apple House Market phone: (402) 873-8710.

Arbor Day Farm Guided Tour

Arbor Day Farm Guided Tour

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Day Farm

Enhance your visit to Arbor Day Farm with an engaging Nature Interpreter who shares the history of this 260-acre National Historic Landmark. The tour begins at Lied Lodge, then includes a look inside the Fuelwood Energy Plant, and concludes with a walk to the Tree Adventure. Available year round.

  • Guided time is 2 hours; attendees may then explore at their leisure.
  • 15 to 25 people per guide. Smaller or larger groups, please call.
  • $15 per person, age 13 and older ($19 when you include the Discovery Ride)
  • $13 per person, age 3-12 ($16 when you include the Discovery Ride).
  • Tree Adventure admission is included.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8757.

 

Discovery Ride

Discovery Ride

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Day Farm

Climb aboard and embark on a guided tour into the heart of the orchards and forest. See and learn about Arbor Day Farm's conservation practices at work. 25 adults approximate capacity. Rides offered April through October.

  • Rides last approximately one hour.
  • Private Discovery Rides available. Call 402-873-8757 to schedule.
  • Tree Adventure admission plus $4.00 per person age 13 and older, $3.00 per person ages 3-12.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8757.
Twilight Discovery Ride

Twilight Discovery Ride

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Your group will enjoy a private, enchanting guided Discovery Ride through the orchards and forest at sundown as the magnificent colors of sunset cast a spectacular glow across Arbor Day Farm. Available April through October. 25 adults approx. capacity.

  • Twilight rides last approximately one hour.
  • $15 per person, age 13 and older , $11 per person, age 12 and younger
  • 10 to 25 people. Smaller or larger groups, please call.
  • Tree Adventure admission is included.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8757.
Gnome Hunt - Group Favorite!

Gnome Hunt - Group Favorite!

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Day Farm

Find the forest gnomes climbing trees and hiding in the brush. Using clues and a map, looking high and low, the hunt is on. Available year round.

  • Gnome Hunt lasts approximately 1 - 1.5 hours.
  • $7 per person, age 13 and older; $5 per person, age 12 and younger.
  • Set up charge of $100 for groups up to 50 people.
  • Minimum of 15 people per group. 
  • A great rain-or-shine activity.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8757.
Sunset & S'mores

Sunset & S'mores

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Share in a a summer evening treat at the Tree Adventure! Climb aboard for a guided, one-hour Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather 'round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s'mores.

- Plan on two hours for this activity
- 15 to 25 people. Smaller or larger groups, please call.
- Ride departs approximately one hour before sunset
- $19 per adult; $15 per child (age 3-12)
- Price includes admission for the Tree Adventure, ticket for the Discovery Ride, s'mores, and beverage
- Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8757

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion Tour

Arbor Lodge Mansion Tour

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

Arbor Lodge is the original estate of J. Sterling Morton -- the founder of Arbor Day, the tree planter's holiday. What started as a four-room home evolved into the 52-room mansion that still stands today. The home is filled with priceless artifacts of the Morton Family's life and legacy; you will be impressed. 

  • Allow 1-2 hours for mansion tours
  • Tour begins with five-minute introduction, followed by a 10-minute video; visitors can then explore the mansion at their leisure.
  • Adults: $7, youth (age 4-12) $5
  • Request this activity now or call (402) 873-8757

 

Tree Sleuth

Tree Sleuth

An indoor teambuilding activity
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Learn to identify and classify trees by their leaf shape, structure, seeds, fruit, and leaves. 

  • Tree identification activity lasts about one hour.
  • $15 per person; minimum of 15 people
  • Includes a What Tree is That? 76-page tree ID field guide for each participant to keep
  • Request this activity now, or call to reserve: (402) 873-8757
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