Welcome to Arbor Day Farm, 260 acres of natural beauty and outdoor exploration in Nebraska City, Nebraska. This national historic treasure — and the birthplace of Arbor Day — is a destination like no other, filled with fun and adventure for the whole family.
Discovery at every turn
Whether you come for an afternoon or an extended stay, take a moment to embrace the wonders of nature. And be inspired by this special place, where the Arbor Day Foundation’s mission comes to life.
Arbor Day Farm
Harvest Festival 2021
There's nothing quite like the fall season at Arbor Day Farm. Not only is it beautiful, it's packed with autumn activities and treats including apple and pumpkin picking, apple cider slushie drinking, wine and hard cider tasting, and more. Sept. through Oct.Learn More
Living History Weekends
Step back in time during Living History Weekends at Arbor Lodge. Table Creek Rendezvous, Vintage Halloween, and a special Centennial Celebration with the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission are just the beginning. Weekends, Sept. 25–Oct. 31.Learn More
Arbor Day Farm Orchard
Head to the bountiful Arbor Day Farm orchard to pick your own apples straight from the tree. It's fall fun at its best and the perfect outdoor activity. U-pick bags available in half and full peck sizes. U-pick begins around mid-Sept.Learn More
Arbor Day Farm
Celebrate the fall season with authentic German foods, beer, and music. Each ticket includes a sumptuous German meal paired with a German beer AND plants a tree in one of our nation's forests. Cash bar available. Oct. 23 at Steinhart Lodge.Learn More
Turn your Arbor Day Farm excursion into an overnight getaway with a stay at Lied Lodge. Relax, swim, dine, and more surrounded by soaring timbers and captivating views.
This scenic, half-mile paved trail will take you from the back of Lied Lodge to the Apple House Market and Tree Adventure. A great spot for viewing wildlife.
Arbor Day Farm’s historic barns were built by the Morton family. Now carefully restored, these barns are popular for wedding celebrations, corporate gatherings, and special events.
The 52-room mansion at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park is where the idea for the Arbor Day holiday began. Visitors can tour the home, carriage house, and expansive grounds.
Apple House Market
The original Apple House is currently under construction. For now, you can shop the market for apple cider, wine, and gourmet food items inside the Tree Adventure building.
Experience the one-of-a-kind Treetop Village®, sail through the air on the ZipKrooz, experience the Nature Explore classroom, hike miles of trails, and play on a giant spider web.
Three acres up in the trees, 11 treehouses, all connected with elevated bridges and walkways, plus a giant WonderNet for bouncing sky-high. It’ll bring out the kid in everyone.
Get an up-close look at a real greenhouse and see how trees are grown at Arbor Day Farm. Included with Tree Adventure admission.
The Arbor Day Farm orchard is a busy place throughout the year. In addition to caring for more than 14 varieties of apple trees, our team is busy growing wine grapes and pumpkins.
Open to pedestrians, bicycles, and golf carts, this trail will take you into the woods, traveling 1.2 miles to ArborLinks (2.4 miles round trip). The pathway begins west of Lied Lodge.