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
Summer Music Series
It's the highlight of summer - three music-filled Saturday evenings in the beautiful Historic Barns. Porter's barbecue, drinks, and yard game tournaments round out the fun. Plus, the music is free! July 9, 16, and 23.Learn More
Mystery at the Mansion
Join us for Mystery at the Mansion - an old-fashioned whodunnit in the magnificent setting of Arbor Lodge Mansion. Solve clues and break the case! Make it an extra special evening with dinner at Timbers and a stay at Lied Lodge. July 9 and Aug. 13.Learn More
Patriotic Gnome Hunt
A perfect activity for the holiday weekend. Hike the trails, play in the trees, and take part in a patriotic gnome hunt at the Tree Adventure. Fun for all ages and available rain or shine. A special daytrip or a one-of-a-kind getaway. July 2-4.Learn 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
Arbor Lodge Mansion
Patriotic Quilt Display
Celebrate America at the beautiful Arbor Lodge! Explore the 52-room mansion and view an impressive collection of patriotic quilts. Learn about Morton family veterans and their patriotic service. July 1–31Learn More
Sunset & S'mores Discovery Ride
Embark on a picturesque journey through the Arbor Day Farm orchards and vineyards aboard the Discovery Ride. Following your excursion, gather 'round for a twilight bonfire and make-your-own s'mores. July 9 & 23 and August 6 & 20.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.