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.
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Harvest Festival 2023
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 antique apple tasting, apple cider slushie drinking, wine and hard cider flights, and more. Sept. through Oct.Learn More
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Sunset Orchard Wine Tasting
Imagine - enjoying a private wine tasting as the sun sets behind the Arbor Day Farm orchard. Includes seating in the orchard, charcuterie, Arbor Day Farm wine tastings for two, plus a bottle of your favorite. Select fall weekends beginning Sept. 8.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. Mid-Sept. thru early- to mid-Oct.Learn More
Antique Apple Tasting
Sample heirloom apples and learn about Arbor Day Farm's unique preservation orchard. It's a fun opportunity to taste varieties of apples no longer available in the store! Sat. & Sun Sept. 16 through Oct. 29.Learn More
Living History Weekends
Step back in time to see historic trades, talents, and other demonstrations come alive inside Arbor Lodge Mansion and out on the beautiful grounds during Living History Weekends at Arbor Day Farm. Sat. & Sun. Sept. 23–Oct. 29.Learn More
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Celebrate the fall season with authentic German foods, beer, and live polka music in the rustic setting of Steinhart Lodge. Each ticket includes a sumptuous German meal paired with a German beer. Cash bar available. Oct. 20Learn More
Hop aboard the Discovery Ride and get a front-row view into the backwoods of Arbor Day Farm. A Nature Interpreter will guide your journey while sharing interesting facts about your natural surroundings. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons.Learn More
Exclusive Wine Dinner
Enjoy a spectacular evening filled with delectable food and wine pairings! Featuring four courses prepared by the Timbers culinary team expertly paired with wines from the Vin Fraîche Wine Group. Come sip, savor, and learn from the experts! Oct 19. Tickets sales close Oct 16.Learn More
Christmas at the Mansion
Step back in time for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience in the magnificent Arbor Lodge Mansion. Enjoy vintage décor, holiday-themed collections, holiday music, and more. Fri-Sun, Nov. 24-Dec. 31. Closed Dec. 24.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
Shop for wine, apple cider, hard cider, gourmet food items, and seasonal produce. Enjoy a wine or hard cider tasting while relaxing in this beautiful new space.
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, runners, and bicycles, this 2.4-mile looping trail will take you into the woods, alongside our apple orchards, and past the Historic Barns.