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.
Holiday Dining at Timbers
Gather around the table with friends and family for a sumptuous holiday feast. Fill your plate with classic favorites and new holiday treats artfully crafted by the Timbers culinary team. Christmas Day & New Year's Eve.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. 25-Dec. 31. Closed Dec. 24 & 25.Learn More
Help Santa find his reindeer by joining in a fun-for-all-ages scavenger hunt at the Tree Adventure. Then mail a letter to the man in red letting him know where they are using our special mailbox. He'll be ever so grateful! Tues-Sun, Nov. 25–Dec. 23.Learn More
Christmas Murder Mystery
Join us for a special holiday-themed whodunnit in the festively decorated Arbor Lodge Mansion. Solve clues, look for evidence, and break the case -- all while enjoying holiday treats and making new friends. Dec. 2, 3, 10 & 17Learn More
Arbor Lodge Mansion
Arbor Lodge Christmas Tea
Enjoy Christmas at the Mansion with a special Christmas Tea! Holiday treats and beverages, musical entertainment, information about how the Morton family celebrated Christmas, and a self-guided tour are all part of the experience. Dec. 10.Learn More
Brunch & Santa
It's a Christmas tradition not to be missed! Bring the kids to visit with Santa in the Lied Lodge lobby and/or savor of special brunch at Timbers. It's the perfect combo for a memorable and delicious holiday season. Dec. 11 & 18.Learn More
Tree Adventure & Arbor Lodge Mansion
12 Days of Christmas Elf Hunt
Celebrate the holiday season with a 12 Days of Christmas Elf Hunt! You choose where to play -- the Tree Adventure or Arbor Lodge Mansion OR both. Find all 12 elves and win a 1/2 price admission coupon. It's an activity the whole family will enjoy. Dec. 2-31.Learn More
New Year's Eve Celebration
Ring in the new year in style at Lied Lodge with The High Heel Band, light hors d'oeuvres, a Champagne toast at midnight, and a full cash bar. Take the elevator home with an overnight stay. It's the perfect way to welcome in 2023.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, 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.