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Events and Activities at Arbor Day Farm

U-Pick Apples: Orchards Now Open

U-Pick Apples: Orchards Now Open

All Fall Season
At The orchards at Arbor Day Farm

It's that time of year again --- time to pick apples!

Arbor Day Farm's apple orchards are now open and ready for you to pick your own apples. Our orchard manager reports that this year's crop is a good one.

To pick apples at Arbor Day Farm, your first stop is at the Tree Adventure, where you will choose and pre-pay for a bag or box, then head out into the orchards for hand-picked fun. 

See at the varieties of Apples at Arbor Day Farm.

Love apples, but don't want to pick your own? A full assortment of pre-picked apples are available for sale in the Apple House Market in quantities of 5- and 10-pound bags, or half- and full-bushel boxes. While you're there, stock up on other apple season goodies like hand-dipped caramel apples, baked or frozen apple pies, apple cider, and other treats. 

Thanks for visiting Arbor Day Farm this fall, where the fun lasts all season!

Hayrack Rides, Cider & S'mores

Hayrack Rides, Cider & S'mores

Weekends All Fall Season
At Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm

Weekends this fall, the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm's most beloved fall season activites: hayrack rides, cider, s'mores and storytelling!

On select Friday and Saturday nights, climb aboard a hayrack at the Lied Lodge lobby, where your journey begins at 7:00pm sharp. Travel to Arbor Day Farm's Morton Oak tree, where you'll sip hot apple cider, make s'mores, and enjoy tales from a storyteller, then return to Lied Lodge by approximately 8:45pm.

Tickets are $12.50+ tax for adults; $10+ tax for children, age 3-12. Seating is limited on the hayrack, and this activity often sells out. To reserve your seat, please call Lied Lodge at 800-546-5433.

Want to make it a getaway? The Hayrack, Cider & 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: 800-546-5433.

Hayrack, Cider & S'mores Dates:

- October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31

- November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15

Heirloom Apple Tasting

Heirloom Apple Tasting

Saturdays & Sundays thru Oct. 19
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Arbor Day Farm's Preservation Orchard is a collection of more than 65 varieties of antique apples that are no longer commercially available.

Every fall season, we pick these rare heirloom apples and invite Arbor Day Farm visitors to learn about their unique names and histories -- and better yet -- taste their equally-unique flavors. 

Heirloom apple tasting is now available every Saturday and Sunday, noon-4pm, through October 19 at the Tree Adventure. This activity is included with regular Tree Adventure admission

Enjoy!

Scout Day 2014

Scout Day 2014

October 11
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

If you're a scout or a scout leader, the Tree Adventure is where you need to be on Saturday, Oct. 11, 10am-3pm.

Scout Day is a fun-filled day with several guided and self-guided activities that qualify for badges for all scouts --- and it's all included with your regular Tree Adventure admission. *Discovery Ride admission is a separate fee. 

From owl pellet dissection to tree identification to making your own ice cream, Scout Day has become one of our more popular activity days at the Tree Adventure. See the entire listing of activities on the Scout Day page.

Please let us know you're coming by calling (402) 873-8757 or emailing tours@arbordayfarm.org. 

More details coming soon!

Oktoberfest at the Barns

Oktoberfest at the Barns

October 12
At Historic Barns at Arbor Day Farm

Nothing says fall quite like Oktoberfest, and you're invited to share in the fun at Arbor Day Farm's Historic Barns on Sunday, October 12, from 2:00-7:00pm.

Enjoy Chef Thomas' authentic German foods along with local, domestic and international beers. Dance to polka music from the Jim Bochnicek Trio, featuring Kenny Shuda on the button accordion. Play horseshoes and other yard games and get in the fall season spirit. 

Cover charge is $5 per person; Otoe County residents, show your ID and get in free of charge. Beer tickets available for purchase at the door for those age 21 and up. 

Make it a getaway with the Oktoberfest Package at Lied Lodge, which includes an overnight stay for two, admission to the Oktoberfest activities at the Historic Barns on Sunday afternoon, tickets for 12 beer tastings (six per person), and unlimited food... $169 + tax and service charge. Please call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Prost!

Pumpkin Party

Pumpkin Party

October 25
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Arbor Day Farm's no-scare Pumpkin Party is fun for all ages and abilities. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10am-5pm at the Tree Adventure for pumpkin decorating, hayrack rides to the pumpkin patch, and other fall season fun. 

More details will be posted soon.

All Pumpkin Party activities are included with regular Tree Adventure admission

Tree City Half Marathon

Tree City Half Marathon

November 8
At the Nebraska City Community

Lace up your running shoes and enjoy a scenic, fall season run through one of Nebraska’s most picturesque communities — sign up today for the Tree City Half Marathon in Nebraska City on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

Online race registration is open now.

Download the PDF for full race details, map, and a printable entry form.

Runners are invited to stay at Lied Lodge on Friday, Nov. 7; ask for the Tree City Half Marathon Overnight Package, which includes an overnight stay and pasta dinner for two. $139++; add Saturday night for just $99 more plus tax. To reserve: 800-546-5433.

 

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Lied Lodge

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Lied Lodge

December 31, 2014
At Lied Lodge

Ring in the new year with the New Year's Eve package at Lied Lodge.

The package is offered on Wednesday, December 31, and includes: an overnight stay for two at Lied Lodge; dinner buffet in the Timber Dining Room; dancing and live music from the band High Heel; party favors; champagne toast at midnight; access to cash bar and light snacks; and breakfast buffet for two on New Year's morning. Package price is $299+tax & service charge. To reserve this getaway: call 800-546-5433.

Just want to enjoy the High Heel concert without staying overnight?
Concert tickets are available for $20+tax per person. Includes party favors and champagne toast at midnight; cash bar and light snacks available for purchase. Call 800-546-5433 to purchase. 

 
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 $5, 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.

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
- 10 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 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.
  • 10 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.

 

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 45 people.
  • Minimum of 10 people per group. 
  • A great rain-or-shine activity.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8757.
Indoor Campout Experience

Indoor Campout Experience

Available for scheduling.
At The Tree Adventure

A one-of-a-kind sleepover experience! Get together with your friends, classmates, or troop members and enjoy an Indoor Campout Experience at Arbor Day Farm. Includes after-hours access at the Tree Adventure, swimming in the Olympic-sized pool at Lied Lodge, s'mores around the bonfire, hiking on the trails, and even breakfast the next morning. Download the Arbor Day Farm Indoor Campout flyer (PDF) for more information, and contact our Tours Team to reserve: (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 10 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
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 November.

  • 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.
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