With 260 acres to explore, there are plenty of opportunities for team-building activities. And you can work directly with your meeting planner to schedule your activities of choice into your event. Availability can vary. Please call to find out which activities are currently being offered.

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Mystery at the Mansion

Spend an enjoyable evening mingling with new friends while playing a part in an interactive murder mystery. Guests can participate as much or as little as they wish as the group uses clues to find out who did it. Participants are provided with a variety of props and costume pieces. Feel free to come dressed as the character you may end up playing.

  • Allow 1.5 hours for this activity
  • Maximum of 30 people
  • Available 5:30–8:00 p.m.
  • $30 per person (includes admission to the mansion)
  • $450 for private groups of up to 15 people (minimum of 8 required)
  • Additional food and beverage may be added

Arbor Day Farm Guided Tour

Enhance your visit to Arbor Day Farm with an engaging Nature Interpreter who shares the history of this 260-acre historic treasure. The tour begins at Lied Lodge, includes a look inside the Fuelwood Energy Plant, and concludes with a walk to the Tree Adventure.

  • Guided time is 2 hours; attendees may then explore the Tree Adventure on their own
  • 15 to 25 people per guide (please call for smaller or larger groups)
  • $18 per adult, $16 per child ages 3–12
  • Tree Adventure admission is included
  • Available year-round
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Gnome Hunt

Join in the fun of finding all our forest gnomes and discover their hiding places. Using a set of clues, you’ll journey throughout the Tree Adventure looking high and low. It’s the perfect event for all ages.

  • Gnome Hunt lasts approximately 1–1½ hours
  • $13 per adult, $11 per child (ages 3–12)
  • Set-up charge of $150
  • Minimum of 15 people per group
  • Available year-round

Wine Tasting

The vineyards at Arbor Day Farm offer a variety of red, white, and fruit wines. This is a chance to find your new favorite.

  • Allow 15–30 minutes
  • Participants select any four tastes (1 oz. each) of Arbor Day Farm wines; the wine glass is theirs to keep
  • $8 per person; must be 21 or older
  • Available year-round

Private Bonfire

Enjoy the evening stars at Arbor Day Farm as your group unwinds around a big, open-air bonfire.

  • Set-up charge of $200 for the first hour, $125 for the second hour (two hour maximum)
  • Children must be accompanied by adults
  • S’mores and alcoholic beverages may be added for an additional fee; inquire for more information.
  • Available year-round

Commemorative Tree Planting

Commemorate your event or special occasion by planting your own tree at Arbor Day Farm. Includes a tree (ranging from 4-feet to 7-feet tall) with a small plaque describing the tree and the person or event being honored. Shovels and mulch provided. The arborist team at Arbor Day Farm will provide ongoing care for your living monument.

  • Scheduling based on appropriate planting season
  • Call for fees

Fuelwood Energy Plant Tour

Visit the Fuelwood Energy Plant, a renewable biomass energy operation that uses trees and technology to heat and cool Lied Lodge. This tour is hosted by an experienced Arbor Day Farm Nature Interpreter and features interpretive panels, interactive exhibits, and a short video.

  • Tour lasts approximately 30 minutes
  • Meets at Lied Lodge
  • $7 per person
  • $105 for groups fewer than 15
  • Tree Adventure admission is not required
  • Available year-round

Discovery Ride

Climb aboard and embark on a guided tour into the heart of the forest and orchards. See and learn about Arbor Day Farm's conservation practices at work.

  • Rides last approximately 1 hour
  • Approximate maximum capacity is 25 adults
  • Private Discovery Rides available for an additional fee
  • Tree Adventure admission plus $6.00 per person, ages 3 and up
  • Available April through October (weather permitting)

Sunset Discovery Ride

Your group will enjoy a private, enchanting Discovery Ride through the orchards as the magnificent colors of sunset cast a spectacular glow across Arbor Day Farm.

  • Sunset rides last approximately one hour.
  • Approximate capacity is 25 adults
  • $25 per person
  • Minimum of 15 people
  • Available April through October

Arbor Lodge Mansion Visit

Experience a visit to the mansion at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. The home is filled with countless artifacts from the Morton family.

  • Allow 1-2 hours for mansion visit
  • $9 for adults, $7 for children (age 3-12), children 2 and under free
  • A tour with a guide dressed in period clothing is available for an additional fee

Welcome Presentation

Arbor Day Farm is a bustling place. This welcome presentation gives you an overview of who we are, what we do, and the global impact of our tree planting mission.

  • Takes place in your Lied Lodge meeting room
  • Complimentary for all groups and meetings

Golf at ArborLinks

Guests of Lied Lodge are given exclusive privileges at ArborLinks Golf Course in Nebraska City. Golfers will appreciate the natural beauty and the challenge of this 18-hole, 320-acre championship golf course designed by legend Arnold Palmer.

To schedule a tee time for your group, please call ArborLinks Golf Course at 402-873-4334.

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