Special Events and Activities at Arbor Day Farm

Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees

Sunday, May 29 @ Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees is a relaxing wine & nature activity at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure.

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 one of Arbor Day Farm’s tree experts.

Cost is $19 per adult; $15 per child (age 12 and younger) and includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure; four wine tastes (cider for the kids); two souvenir wine glasses. 

...or...Choose the Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Getaway, which includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure for this special activity; four wine tastes; two souvenir wine glasses; an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge, and breakfast for two in the Timber Dining Room the next morning. For pricing and to reserve, please call 800-546-5433.

Classic & Vintage Cars at Arbor Lodge Classic & Vintage Cars at Arbor Lodge

Sunday, May 29 @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

On Sunday, May 29, celebrate Memorial Day weekend at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. Enjoy classic and vintage cars from the River City Classic Car Club from 12pm-5pm.

Arbor Lodge Mansion is also available for self-guided tours from 11am-5pm; mansion admission is $8 adults, $6 children (age 3-12). Questions? Call Arbor Lodge at (402) 873-7222.

Grounds Tour at Arbor Lodge Grounds Tour at Arbor Lodge

Saturdays in June @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

Explore Arbor Lodge State Historical Park and Arboretum, the estate of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day with a Grounds Tour. Our guide will give you an up-close look and share in the rich history of the Carriage House and Tack Room, Gazebo, Fish Pond, Tree Trail and much more, Saturdays this June at 11am and 2pm.

Guided Tour is $5 per person. Questions? Call Arbor Lodge at (402) 873-7222.

 

Sunset & S'mores Sunset & S'mores

Available Fridays & Saturdays @ Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Share in a summer evening treat at the Tree Adventure. Sunset & S'mores is offered every Friday and Saturday night starting on June 10, through September 10 (except July 2).

Climb aboard for a guided, 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.

Your reservation includes after-hours access at the Tree Adventure, beginning at 7:00pm; explore the grounds until the Discovery Ride departs at 8:00 pm; bonfire and s'mores follows the ride. Cost is $19 per adult, $19 per child (age 3-12) and includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s'mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at (402) 873-8717 to reserve your seat. This activity wraps up no later than 10:00pm.

 

Get Outdoors Day Get Outdoors Day

Saturday, June 11 @ Tree Adventure

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with a visit to the Tree Adventure at Arbor Day Farm on Saturday, June 11, from 11am to 3pm. Follow nature’s lead with a scavenger hunt, agility activities, and crafts!

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

Father's Day at Arbor Lodge Father's Day at Arbor Lodge

Father's Day, June 19 @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

Your dad will appreciate the celebration of "All Things Manly" at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19.

  • Historic Vehicles from the Nebraska and Iowa Studebaker and Hudson Clubs
  • Leathercraft demonstrations by Tandy Leather Company
  • Antique razor display
  • Display of Morton family photographs and letters

The 52-room mansion is open for tours on Father's Day from 11am-5pm; mansion admission is $8 adults, $6 children (age 3-12). Questions? Call Arbor Lodge at (402) 873-7222.

Civil War Reenactment at Arbor Lodge Civil War Reenactment at Arbor Lodge

June 25 & 26 @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

Join us at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park on June 25 & 26, as Civil War reenactors return to Nebraska City. View a Civil War encampment throughout the weekend complete with programs and demonstrations.

On Saturday, The First Nebraska Infantry, Company A will setup camp at Arbor Lodge and join other demonstrators for activities at Nebraska City’s Civil War Museum. Sunday, view various demonstrations and share in the history at their encampment.

The 52-room mansion is open for self-guided tours and fun Civil War era activities; mansion admission is $8 adults, $6 children (age 3-12). Questions? Call Arbor Lodge at (402) 873-7222.
 

International Mud Day International Mud Day

Saturday, June 25 @ Tree Adventure

Did you know getting outside and playing in the mud is not only fun but also beneficial?!

Get your hands dirty and play in the mud to celebrate International Mud Day on Saturday, June 25, 11am to 3pm at the Tree Adventure. Make mud paintings and sculptures, squish your toes in the mud, and investigate different types of soil (a change of clothes is recommended).

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

 

Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees

Saturday, July 9 @ Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees is a relaxing wine & nature activity at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure, offered on Saturday, July 9.

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 one of Arbor Day Farm’s tree experts.

Cost is $19 per adult; $15 per child (age 12 and younger) and includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure; four wine tastes (cider for the kids); two souvenir wine glasses. 

...or...Choose the Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Getaway, which includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure for this special activity; four wine tastes; two souvenir wine glasses; an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge, and breakfast for two in the Timber Dining Room the next morning. For pricing and to reserve, please call 800-546-5433.

 

Bug Walk Bug Walk

Saturday, July 30 @ Tree Adventure

Have you wondered what the difference is between insects and spiders? Discover the difference along with the importance of these tiny creatures through an engaging, hands-on Bug Walk at the Tree Adventure, Saturday, July 30, from 11am to 3pm.

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

Northern Nut Growers Association - Growing Nut Trees Commercially and as a Hobby Northern Nut Growers Association - Growing Nut Trees Commercially and as a Hobby

July 31 - August 3 @ Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Join the Northern Nut Growers Association at Lied Lodge & Conference on July 31 through August 3. This meeting will focus on the best procedures for growing, processing, and marketing nuts. Enjoy presentations from both expert and amateur nut growers, exhibits, tours, and sale of books on nut growing. Take part in the fun with a show & tell, auction, and banquet with live entertainment.

Questions? Please contact Jerry Henkin, Chair NNGA Annual Meeting Committee by phone (914) 282-1371 or email.

Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees

Saturday, August 27 @ Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees is a relaxing wine & nature activity at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure, offered on Saturday, August 27.

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 one of Arbor Day Farm’s tree experts.

Cost is $19 per adult; $15 per child (age 12 and younger) and includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure; four wine tastes (cider for the kids); two souvenir wine glasses. 

...or...Choose the Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Getaway, which includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure for this special activity; four wine tastes; two souvenir wine glasses; an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge, and breakfast for two in the Timber Dining Room the next morning. For pricing and to reserve, please call 800-546-5433.

 

Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees

Sunday, September 4 & Saturday, September 10 @ Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees is a relaxing wine & nature activity at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure.

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 one of Arbor Day Farm’s tree experts.

Cost is $19 per adult; $15 per child (age 12 and younger) and includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure; four wine tastes (cider for the kids); two souvenir wine glasses. 

...or...Choose the Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Getaway, which includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure for this special activity; four wine tastes; two souvenir wine glasses; an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge, and breakfast for two in the Timber Dining Room the next morning. For pricing and to reserve, please call 800-546-5433.

 

Morton Mansion at Arbor Lodge Morton Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Open Seasonally @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

Step back in time and be inspired for tomorrow at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City. Tour the 52-room mansion, loaded with family artifacts and mementos from J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day, the tree planter's holiday first established in 1872.

Also on the grounds: a carriage house and tack room, Monument Square, a whispering bench, 200+ varieties of lilacs from around the globe, a playground, picnic areas, and other trails. Admission applies for mansion access. Questions? Please call (402) 873-7222.

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park is owned by Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, and is managed by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Tree Adventure at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure at Arbor Day Farm

Now @ 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

Now @ 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

Now @ 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

Now @ Arbor Day Farm

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.

Weekend Wine Tasting Weekend Wine Tasting

Every Friday & Saturday Night @ 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.

Discovery Ride Discovery Ride

All Summer Long @ 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

Now @ Arbor Day Farm

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

Now @ 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.
  • $18 per person, age 13 and older ($23 when you include the Discovery Ride)
  • $16 per person, age 3-12 ($21 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

Now @ 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 402-873-8705 to schedule.
  • Tree Adventure admission plus $5.00 per person, ages 3 & up.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8757.

Twilight Discovery Ride Twilight Discovery Ride

Now @ 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.
  • $18 per person, age 13 and older , $16 per person, age 12 and younger
  • Minimum of 15 people;  25 people maximum.
  • Tree Adventure admission is included.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8757.

Gnome Hunt - Group Favorite! Gnome Hunt - Group Favorite!

Now @ 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.
  • $8 per person, age 13 and older; $6 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

Now @ Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Share in 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.

  • Allow two hours for this activity
  • 15 to 25 people. Smaller or larger groups, please call.
  • Ride departs approximately one hour before sunset
  • $19 per person ages 3 & up
  • 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

Now – September 10 @ 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: $8, chldren (age 3-12) $6, children 2 and under free
  • Request this activity now or call (402) 873-8705

Tree Sleuth Tree Sleuth

An indoor teambuilding activity @ 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

Welcome Presentation Welcome Presentation

Now @ Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm is a bustling place -- and this 15-minute welcome presentation from one of our employees gives you an overview of who we are, what we do, and the global impact of our tree-planting mission. Takes place in your meeting room; includes PowerPoint. Complimentary.

Wine Tasting Wine Tasting

Now @ Arbor Day Farm

The vineyards at Arbor Day Farm bring forth several varietals of red, white, and fruit wines. Find your new favorite with our wine tasting activity.

  • Allow 15-30 minutes 
  • Participants select any four tastes (1 oz. each) of Arbor Day Farm wines; the wine glass is theirs to keep.
  • $6 per person; must be age 21.
  • Available year round. 
  • Request this activity now, or call to reserve: (402) 873-8705

Canvas Painting Session Canvas Painting Session

Available for Scheduling @ Apple House Market

Get your creative juices flowing with a canvas painting activity at the Apple House Market, one of the retail shops at Arbor Day Farm. Sip a glass of Arbor Day Farm wine and join your colleagues in painting individual 16"x20" canvasses with the guidance of a local artist; all materials provided and the art is yours to keep. The perfect creative outlet for those seeking something new and different -- makes a great team building activity. Shop the Apple House Market before and after your session, too. 

  • Allow two hours for this activity
  • Minimum of 25 people
  • $35 per person plus tax and service charge
  • Reserve this activity now, or call to reserve: (402) 873-8705