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Events and Activities at Arbor Day Farm

Art in the Woods: Woodcarvers Edition

Art in the Woods: Woodcarvers Edition

All Spring Season
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Take a springtime stroll at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure and you'll find several installations of carved wood dotted along the hiking trails.

From turtles and larger-than-life hummingbirds to abstract art, each piece is a part of the "Art in the Woods: Woodcarvers Edition" and offers a glimpse of artisan craftsmanship applied to wood from the forest.

The woodcarvings will remain in place as a permanent part of the Tree Adventure experience; access to all the sculptures is included with your Tree Adventure admission.

Watch Tree Shipping in Action

Watch Tree Shipping in Action

Beginning Mid-March
At Apple House Market

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

From mid-March through the month of 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.

Arbor Day Family Celebration

Arbor Day Family Celebration

Apr 26 27
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Celebrate the 142nd anniversary of the tree planter's holiday where it all began -- here at Arbor Day Farm.

Special Arbor Day events at the Tree Adventure include tree climbing, cross-cut sawing, Arbor Day Farm wine tasting, face painting, hands-on crafts for children, live music, and other fun activities for all ages. 

Download the complete 2014 Arbor Day Celebration schedule here.

 

Wine, Cheese & A Walk Among the Trees

Wine, Cheese & A Walk Among the Trees

May 10 and May 17
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Wine, Cheese & A Walk Among the Trees is a relaxing food & nature activity at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure on Saturday, May 10, and Saturday, May 17, 4:00-6:00pm.

Start with a glass of Arbor Day Farm wine and snack on assorted cheeses; then head out to the wooded trails for a casual stroll-and-learn with Arbor Day Farm's certified arborist Rod Edwards.

The Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Package includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure; four wine tastes; two souvenir wine glasses; an overnight stay at Lied Lodge, and breakfast for two in the Timber Dining Room the next morning. $159 + tax and service charge; available on your choice of May 9 or 10, or May 16 or 17. Please call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

3rd Annual Nature Explore Leadership Institute

3rd Annual Nature Explore Leadership Institute

Jul 27 30
At Lied Lodge & Conference Center
Educators, administrators, college instructors, environmental advocates, and designers from around the world will come together for the 3rd Annual Nature Explore Leadership Institute, hosted at Lied Lodge & Conference Center in Nebraska City, NE.

This immersive, three-day gathering is founded on research-based, field-tested principles of designing and constructing outdoor classrooms. Share and learn from in-depth discussions and hands-on experiences spread across three learning tracks; complete agenda is available here.

Register for the institute online now.
Tree City Half Marathon

Tree City Half Marathon

Nov 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.

Download the PDF for full race details, map, and an entry form.
Online race registration is also available. 

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.
 

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.
Vineyard Tour

Vineyard Tour

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Day Farm

Take the Discovery Ride to the vineyards at Arbor Day Farm, enjoy great conversation with your Nature Interpreter, and learn about the grapes and wines produced at Arbor Day Farm. Available June through August.

  • Tour lasts approximately one hour.
  • $22 per person, age 13 and older, $18 per person, age 12 and younger.
  • 10 to 25 people. Smaller or larger groups, please call.
  • Add Arbor Day Farm wine tasting for $5 more per person (age 21 and up).
  • Tree Adventure admission is included.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8757.
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