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
Ho! Ho! Go! Holiday Adventure for Families
Create a new family tradition with a memorable holiday excursion to Arbor Day Farm. Create a holiday craft, make sweet treats with Mrs. Claus, and see Santa's reindeer up close. Add an overnight stay to make it the perfect getaway. Dec. 11-12 and 18-19.Learn More
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Very Merry Mixer - Holiday Adventure for Adults
A couple's excursion. A girl's weekend. Or any other reason to take a break. We've wrapped up the perfect weekend with charcuterie making and wine pairing as well as an opportunity to make some sweet treats to take home. Dec. 11–12 and 18–19.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 2022.Learn More
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Glass Blown Ornament Making
A new tradition. A perfect gift. Bring out your artistic side this holiday season by making your own glass blown ornaments. Head to Arbor Day Farm to work with local experts as they show you how to create ornaments that are uniquely yours. Dec. 11 & 18.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. Dec. 3-19 with special evening viewing Dec. 3 & 4.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. 27–Dec. 23.Learn More
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. Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's EveLearn 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.