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Events and Activities at Lied Lodge

Weekend Wine Tasting

Weekend Wine Tasting

Every Friday & Saturday Night
At Lied Lodge & Conference Center Lobby
Sip, savor, and enjoy Arbor Day Farm's selection of wines, made from grapes grown right here on our 260-acre property.

Arbor Day Farm wine tastings are offered most Friday and Saturday evenings in the Lied Lodge lobby, 5:00-7:00pm. For just $5, receive four tastes and the wine glass is yours to keep.

Questions? Contact the Lied Lodge front desk: 402-873-8733.
Lent Dining Options

Lent Dining Options

Now through Easter
At Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge

During this season of Lent, the Timber Dining Room offers an assortment of meatless menu selections and soups. Please give us a call at (402) 873-8740 for specific menus or to reserve a table.

The Timber Dining Room is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Watch Tree Shipping in Action

Watch Tree Shipping in Action

This Spring at Arbor Day Farm
At Apple House Market

This spring, nearly 2.5 million tree seedlings will be shipped from Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City to Arbor Day Foundation members all across the United States.

From March through May, you’re welcome to get an up-close view of the tree shipping process inside the Apple House Market. Watch trees being sorted, labeled, and packaged as they start their journey to a greener tomorrow.

Free; open to the public.

Great Green Gnome Hunt

Great Green Gnome Hunt

March 13 28
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Back by popular demand! The hunt is on at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure.

Find all 12 forest gnomes climbing trees and hiding in the underbrush. With clues and a map, you’ll journey throughout the Tree Adventure looking high and low. Included with regular admission; suitable for all ages and abilities. Rain, snow or shine. For more information: 402-873-8717

Celebrate National Wildlife Week

Celebrate National Wildlife Week

March 14-15
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

We don't always take time to notice it, but wildlife is all around us, from the tiniest bugs to birds to deer and beyond.

"Living with Wildlife” is the theme of this year's National Wildlife Week, observed March 9-15.

Join us at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure on Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, and get better acquainted with the critters that are all around us. Find them in their natural habitat, learn more about their habits and traits, learn how to make your backyard more attractive to wildlife, and have fun with make-and-take wildlife crafts. Saturday (only): also stop and appreciate a collection of pelts, feathers, bones, and other natural wildlife items collected from the woods at Arbor Day Farm and various points across Nebraska. 

All activities included with regular Tree Adventure admission

 

 
Temporary Pool Closure

Temporary Pool Closure

March 29 April 10
At Lied Lodge & Conference Center

A special note for Lied Lodge guests: the pool, hot tub, and children's pool will be temporarily closed from March 29 through April 10, 2015. During this time, improvements will be underway in the pool area as part of the ongoing Lied Lodge renewal.

We look forward to sharing a new-and-improved pool with you soon; thank you for your understanding. For questions about this temporary closure, please call the Front Desk at 800-546-5433. 

Easter Weekend at Arbor Day Farm

Easter Weekend at Arbor Day Farm

April 4-5
At Arbor Day Farm

Make plans to visit Arbor Day Farm on Easter Weekend — April 4-5, 2015.

Easter Family Fun Package at Lied Lodge: 
Bring the family and enjoy a memorable Easter Weekend getaway to Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm. The Easter Family Fun Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge on Saturday, April 4, 2015, plus four tickets to Arbor Day Farm's Tree Adventure attraction -- featuring chicks, bunnies, ducks, lambs, and a seek-and-find egg hunt. Ask for the Easter Family Fun Package when you call for your reservation: 800-546-5433. 

*please note: the Lied Lodge pool, hot tub, and children's pool will not be available on Easter Weekend; we apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. 


Easter Grand Brunch Buffet at Lied Lodge:
Gather ’round the table for a scrumptious Easter Sunday Brunch at Lied Lodge's Timber Dining Room, served 11am–2pm. View the Easter Brunch menu, then call (402) 873-8740 to make a dining reservation. 

At the Tree Adventure:
Take a springtime stroll through the woods for family-friendly games, plus a leisurely seek-and-find egg hunt. Children will enjoy chicks, bunnies, ducks, and lambs at the Tree Adventure. Easter activities included with regular Tree Adventure admission. 

The Tree Adventure is open Easter Saturday, 9am–5pm; Easter Sunday, 11am–5pm. 

 

Tree Adventure at Arbor Day Farm

Tree Adventure at Arbor Day Farm

Open daily
At The Tree Adventure

Discover something new every season at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure. Here you can hike miles of forested trails, climb a 50-foot-tall treehouse, embark on the guided Discovery Ride, and play and learn in the Nature Explore Classroom. Your paid admission includes a tree seedling to plant at home. The Arbor Day Farm experience isn't complete until you've explored the many activities at the Tree Adventure. Open daily. Photo: R. Neibel.

The Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge

The Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge

Open daily
At Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, enjoy nature-inspired cuisine made with locally-grown ingredients in the Timber Dining Room. Choose from seafood, Nebraska steaks, buffalo, vegetarian options, an extensive wine list featuring Arbor Day Farm signature wines, and a decadent dessert menu. Children's menu also available. For reservations, call 402-873-8740, and find complete menu selections on our dining page.

Olympic-sized indoor pool at Lied Lodge

Olympic-sized indoor pool at Lied Lodge

Open daily
At Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Whether you swim laps or just splash around, all guests are welcome in the olympic-sized indoor pool. Take a relaxing soak in the Jacuzzi or steam away stress in the red cedar sauna. Young swimmers will appreciate the separate baby pool, just 18" deep. The pool is open daily from 6:30am to 11:00pm, and is reserved exclusively for Lied Lodge guests.

The Lied Greenhouse at Arbor Day Farm

The Lied Greenhouse at Arbor Day Farm

Open daily

Tour the state-of-the-art growing facilities where many thousands of tree seedlings flourish at Arbor Day Farm. Learn about the important role you play in the Arbor Day Foundation's tree planting mission and, in peak season, watch as thousands of tree seedlings are sorted, labeled, boxed and shipped to destinations around the world. Access to the Lied Greenhouse is included with your Tree Adventure admission. More about the Lied Greenhouse.

Discovery Ride

Discovery Ride

Open daily
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

All aboard for a front row view of nature! Embark on the Discovery Ride, an hour-long guided journey deep into the forest at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure. Travel over the creekbed and through the orchards while an experienced tour guide shows and tells all about the rich history and bright future of these 260 acres. A great way to take your team outdoors for a group activity.

Current ride times and admission prices.

The Discovery Ride is also available for private bookings. Contact us and we'll coordinate a ride time that works for you.

 

Spa Treatments

Spa Treatments

Open daily
At Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Relax, rejuvenate, and refocus in the Spa at Lied Lodge. Choose from a full menu of massages and body therapies to soothe away stress and leave you feeling renewed. View the spa menu here, or request a spa appointment online, and treat yourself the way nature intended.

The Apple House Market

The Apple House Market

Open daily

The Apple House Market is your one-stop shop for Arbor Day Farm's freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables, signature wines, fudge, fresh-baked pies, light lunch entrees, and unique gifts. Within walking distance of Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure and Lied Lodge & Conference Center, the Apple House Market is open daily. Apple House Market phone: (402) 873-8710.

Arbor Day Farm Guided Tour

Arbor Day Farm Guided Tour

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Day Farm

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

  • Guided time is 2 hours; attendees may then explore at their leisure.
  • 10 to 25 people per guide. Smaller or larger groups, please call.
  • $15 per person, age 13 and older ($19 when you include the Discovery Ride)
  • $13 per person, age 3-12 ($16 when you include the Discovery Ride).
  • Tree Adventure admission is included.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8705.

 

Tree Sleuth

Tree Sleuth

An indoor teambuilding activity
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Learn to identify and classify trees by their leaf shape, structure, seeds, fruit, and leaves. 

  • Tree identification activity lasts about one hour.
  • $15 per person; minimum of 10 people
  • Includes a What Tree is That? 76-page tree ID field guide for each participant to keep
  • Request this activity now, or call to reserve: (402) 873-8705
Fuelwood Energy Plant Tour

Fuelwood Energy Plant Tour

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Day Farm

Visit the Fuelwood Energy Plant, a renewable biomass energy operation that uses trees and technology to heat and cool Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm. Featuring interpretive panels and interactive exhibits, and hosted by an experienced Arbor Day Farm Nature Interpreter. Available year round. Watch a short video about the Fuelwood Energy Plant.

  • Tour lasts approximately one hour.
  • Meets at Lied Lodge.
  • $5 per person.
  • $75 for groups fewer than 15.
  • Tree Adventure admission is not required.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8705.
Gnome Hunt - Group Favorite!

Gnome Hunt - Group Favorite!

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Day Farm

Find the forest gnomes climbing trees and hiding in the brush. Using clues and a map, looking high and low, the hunt is on. Available year round.

  • Gnome Hunt lasts approximately 1 - 1.5 hours.
  • $7 per person, age 13 and older; $5 per person, age 12 and younger.
  • Set up charge of $100 for groups up to 45 people.
  • Minimum of 10 people per group. 
  • A great rain-or-shine activity.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8705.
Discovery Ride

Discovery Ride

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Day Farm

Climb aboard and embark on a guided tour into the heart of the orchards and forest. See and learn about Arbor Day Farm's conservation practices at work. 25 adults approximate capacity. Rides offered April through October.

  • Rides last approximately one hour.
  • Private Discovery Rides available. Call 402-873-8705 to schedule.
  • Tree Adventure admission plus $4.00 per person age 13 and older, $3.00 per person ages 3-12.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8705.
Twilight Discovery Ride

Twilight Discovery Ride

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Your group will enjoy a private, enchanting guided Discovery Ride through the orchards and forest at sundown as the magnificent colors of sunset cast a spectacular glow across Arbor Day Farm. Available April through November.

  • Twilight rides last approximately one hour.
  • $15 per person, age 13 and older , $11 per person, age 12 and younger
  • 10 to 25 people. Smaller or larger groups, please call.
  • Tree Adventure admission is included.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8705.
Private Bonfire

Private Bonfire

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Day Farm

Enjoy the evening stars at Arbor Day Farm as your group unwinds around a big, mesmerizing bonfire out in the open air. Available year round.

  • Bonfire lasts approximately 1-3 hours
  • Set up charge of $100 for the first hour; $50 for each additional hour.
  • Children must be accompanied by adults.
  • S'mores and a storyteller may be added for an additional fee; ask for details.
  • Tree Adventure admission is not required.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8705.
Wonders of Nature Workshop

Wonders of Nature Workshop

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Day Farm

Rekindle a sense of wonder, discovery, and collaboration as trainers from Dimensions Educational Research Foundation lead a series of outdoor activities to enhance your physical, intellectual, and emotional awareness with a deep connection with the natural world. Available April through November.

  • Workshop lasts approximately 3 hours.
  • Meets at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure.
  • $9.50 per person, age 13 and older; $8.50 per person, age 12 and younger.
  • Set-up fee of $755 for groups up to 15 people; $1,155 for groups of 16-30 people.
  • 10 to 30 people. Smaller or larger groups, please call.
  • Tree Adventure admission is included.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8705.
Growing Energy Tour

Growing Energy Tour

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Day Farm

Your guided tour starts with a look inside the Fuelwood Energy Plant at Lied Lodge, followed by a short walk to the Tree Adventure, where you'll step aboard the Discovery Ride for a trip to the fuel wood plantation. Available April through October.

  • Tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Meets at Lied Lodge.
  • $25 per person, age 13 and older; $22 per person, age 12 and younger.
  • 10 to 25 people. Smaller or larger groups, please call.
  • Tree Adventure admission is included.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8705.
Commemorative Tree Planting

Commemorative Tree Planting

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Day Farm

Commemorate your event or a special occasion by planting your own tree at Arbor Day Farm. The ceremony includes a tree (ranging 4-feet to 7-feet tall) -- choose from 67 different species -- 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. Available April through November.

  • Ceremony and tree planting last approximately 30 minutes.
  • $7 per person, age 13 and older; $5 per person, age 12 and younger.
  • Set-up fee of $500-$800.
  • Tree Adventure admission is included.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8705.
Golf at ArborLinks

Golf at ArborLinks

Available for scheduling.
At ArborLinks Golf Course

Guests of Lied Lodge & Conference Center are given exclusive 'members-only' 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 make golf arrangements for your group, please visit with your meeting planner or call (402) 873-8705.