Events and Activities at Lied Lodge

Watch Tree Shipping in Action Watch Tree Shipping in Action

This Spring at Arbor Day Farm
At Apple House Market

This spring, over 2 million tree seedlings will be shipped from Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City to Arbor Day Foundation members all across the United States.

Now 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.

Arbor Day Celebration 2016 Arbor Day Celebration 2016

April 30th & May 1st
At Arbor Day Farm

Celebrate the tree planter's holiday where it all began — right here at Arbor Day Farm, Nebraska City.

Celebrate at Arbor Day Farm:
All across this 260-acre campus, opportunities abound to play, learn, taste, and shop – all in celebration of trees.

At the Tree Adventure, open 9am to 5pm:

  • Tree climbing; music; face painting; assorted hands-on activities and learning opportunities for all ages.
  • Climb aboard the Discovery Ride – an informative and fun guided journey into the backwoods of Arbor Day Farm. 
  • Tree Adventure admission: $8 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12).
    Includes a tree seedling to plant at home.

At the Historic Barns, open Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm:
Find hand-crafted treasures at the multi-vendor Craft Fair.

At the Apple House Market and Pie Garden, open 9am to 5pm:
Sip Arbor Day Farm's newest wine varieties while you shop for jams, jellies, salsa, honey, pies, and other tasty treats. Enjoy an apple slushee and light lunch.

At Lied Lodge:
Relax, retreat, and gather together at the all-new Lied Lodge. Fully-updated guest rooms, indoor pool, award-winning restaurant, and on-site spa. For availability and reservations, call 800-546-5433.

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park is open for visitors, too. Take an inspiring, up-close look at the life and legacy of J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day.

At the Morton Mansion, open 9am to 5pm:

  • Explore the 52-room mansion and countless artifacts
  • Mansion admission: $8 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Enjoy the full Arbor Day Farm experience with the All-Access Day Pass

  • Morton Mansion and Tree Adventure are open Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm
  • Admission: $15 adults; $11 youth (age 3-12)

Celebrate Mother's Day Celebrate Mother's Day

May 8, 2016
At Arbor Day Farm, Lied Lodge, and Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

This May, show Mom how much you care with a visit to the all-new Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City. Here are a few ways to make Mother's Day memorable this year:

  • Enjoy a decadent Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 8, served 11am - 2pm in the Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge. See the scrumptious Mother's Day brunch menu, then call 402-873-8740 for your reservation.
     
  • Take Mom on a nature hike filled with flowering trees and fresh air at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure. Spring Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm; Sundays 11am - 5pm. Admission applies.
     
  • Tour the 52-room historic mansion at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. Spring Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm; Sundays 11am - 5pm. Admission applies.
     
  • Soothe her spirit with a spa treatment at Lied Lodge. View the spa menu and request an appointment online.Call 800-546-5433.

 

Migratory Bird Day Migratory Bird Day

May 14, 11am to 3pm
At Tree Adventure

 Join us at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure on Saturday, May 14, from 11am to 3pm, for Migratory Bird Day. Explore the wonderful world of birds! Learn about the amazing journey some birds take through migration, crafts, games, and activities.

Activity is included with regular Tree Adventure Admission. Questions? Call 402-873-8717.

Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees

Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 29
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees is a relaxing wine & nature activity at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure.

Start with a glass of Arbor Day Farm wine and snack on assorted cheeses; then head out to the wooded trails for a casual stroll-and-learn with one of Arbor Day Farm’s tree experts.

Cost is $19 per adult; $15 per child (age 12 and younger) and includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure; four wine tastes (cider for the kids); two souvenir wine glasses. 

...or...Choose the Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Getaway, which includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure for this special activity; four wine tastes; two souvenir wine glasses; an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge, and breakfast for two in the Timber Dining Room the next morning. For pricing and to reserve, please call 800-546-5433.

Sunset & S'mores Sunset & S'mores

Available Fridays & Saturdays
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Share in a summer evening treat at the Tree Adventure. Sunset & S'mores is offered every Friday and Saturday night starting on June 10, through September 10.

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

Your reservation includes after-hours access at the Tree Adventure, beginning at 7:00pm; explore the grounds until the Discovery Ride departs at 8:00 pm; bonfire and s'mores follows the ride. Cost is $19 per adult, $19 per child (age 3-12) and includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s'mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at (402) 873-8717 to reserve your seat. This activity wraps up no later than 10:00pm.

 

Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees

Saturday, July 9
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees is a relaxing wine & nature activity at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure, offered on Saturday, July 9.

Start with a glass of Arbor Day Farm wine and snack on assorted cheeses; then head out to the wooded trails for a casual stroll-and-learn with one of Arbor Day Farm’s tree experts.

Cost is $19 per adult; $15 per child (age 12 and younger) and includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure; four wine tastes (cider for the kids); two souvenir wine glasses. 

...or...Choose the Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Getaway, which includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure for this special activity; four wine tastes; two souvenir wine glasses; an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge, and breakfast for two in the Timber Dining Room the next morning. For pricing and to reserve, please call 800-546-5433.

 

Northern Nut Growers Association - Growing Nut Trees Commercially and as a Hobby Northern Nut Growers Association - Growing Nut Trees Commercially and as a Hobby

July 31 - August 3
At Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Join the Northern Nut Growers Association at Lied Lodge & Conference on July 31 through August 3. This meeting will focus on the best procedures for growing, processing, and marketing nuts. Enjoy presentations from both expert and amateur nut growers, exhibits, tours, and sale of books on nut growing. Take part in the fun with a show & tell, auction, and banquet with live entertainment.

Questions? Please contact Jerry Henkin, Chair NNGA Annual Meeting Committee by phone (914) 282-1371 or email.

Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees

Saturday, August 27
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees is a relaxing wine & nature activity at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure, offered on Saturday, August 27.

Start with a glass of Arbor Day Farm wine and snack on assorted cheeses; then head out to the wooded trails for a casual stroll-and-learn with one of Arbor Day Farm’s tree experts.

Cost is $19 per adult; $15 per child (age 12 and younger) and includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure; four wine tastes (cider for the kids); two souvenir wine glasses. 

...or...Choose the Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Getaway, which includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure for this special activity; four wine tastes; two souvenir wine glasses; an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge, and breakfast for two in the Timber Dining Room the next morning. For pricing and to reserve, please call 800-546-5433.

 

Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees

Sunday, September 4 & Saturday, September 10
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees is a relaxing wine & nature activity at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure.

Start with a glass of Arbor Day Farm wine and snack on assorted cheeses; then head out to the wooded trails for a casual stroll-and-learn with one of Arbor Day Farm’s tree experts.

Cost is $19 per adult; $15 per child (age 12 and younger) and includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure; four wine tastes (cider for the kids); two souvenir wine glasses. 

...or...Choose the Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Getaway, which includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure for this special activity; four wine tastes; two souvenir wine glasses; an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge, and breakfast for two in the Timber Dining Room the next morning. For pricing and to reserve, please call 800-546-5433.

 

Morton Mansion at Arbor Lodge Morton Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Open daily
At Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

Step back in time and be inspired for tomorrow at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City. Tour the 52-room mansion, loaded with family artifacts and mementos from J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day, the tree planter's holiday first established in 1872.

Also on the grounds: a carriage house and tack room, Monument Square, a whispering bench, 200+ varieties of lilacs from around the globe, a playground, picnic areas, and other trails. Admission applies for mansion access. Questions? Please call (402) 873-7222.

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park is owned by Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, and is managed by the Arbor Day Foundation.

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.

Weekend Wine Tasting Weekend Wine Tasting

Open daily
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 $6, receive four tastes and the wine glass is yours to keep.

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

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.
  • 15 to 25 people per guide. Smaller or larger groups, please call.
  • $18 per person, age 13 and older ($23 when you include the Discovery Ride)
  • $16 per person, age 3-12 ($21 when you include the Discovery Ride).
  • Tree Adventure admission is included.
  • 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 $5.00 per person age 3.
  • 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 October. 25 adults approx. capacity.

  • Twilight rides last approximately one hour.
  • $18 per person, age 13 and older , $16 per person, age 12 and younger
  • Minimum of 15 people;  25 people maximum.
  • Tree Adventure admission is included.
  • 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.
  • $8 per person, age 13 and older; $6 per person, age 12 and younger.
  • Set up charge of $100 for groups up to 50 people.
  • Minimum of 15 people per group. 
  • A great rain-or-shine activity.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8705.

Sunset & S’mores Sunset & S’mores

Available for scheduling.
At Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Share in a summer evening treat at the Tree Adventure! Climb aboard for a guided, one-hour Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

  • Allow two hours for this activity
  • 15 to 25 people. Smaller or larger groups, please call.
  • Ride departs approximately one hour before sunset
  • $19 per person ages 3 & up
  • Price includes admission for the Tree Adventure, ticket for the Discovery Ride, s'mores, and beverage
  • 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 30 minutes.
  • 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.

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 $150 for the first hour; $75 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.

Arbor Lodge Mansion Tour Arbor Lodge Mansion Tour

Available through December 31
At Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

Arbor Lodge is the original estate of J. Sterling Morton -- the founder of Arbor Day, the tree planter's holiday. What started as a four-room home evolved into the 52-room mansion that still stands today. The home is filled with priceless artifacts of the Morton Family's life and legacy; you will be impressed. 

  • Allow 1-2 hours for mansion tours
  • Tour begins with five-minute introduction, followed by a 10-minute video; visitors can then explore the mansion at their leisure.
  • Adults: $8, chldren (age 3-12) $6, children 2 and under free
  • Request this activity now or call (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 15 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

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 October.

  • Ceremony and tree planting last approximately 30 minutes.
  • Set-up fee of $500-$800.
  • Request this activity now or call to reserve: (402) 873-8705.

Welcome Presentation Welcome Presentation

Available for scheduling.
At Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm is a bustling place -- and this 15-minute welcome presentation from one of our employees gives you an overview of who we are, what we do, and the global impact of our tree-planting mission. Takes place in your meeting room; includes PowerPoint. Complimentary.

Wine Tasting Wine Tasting

Available for scheduling.

The vineyards at Arbor Day Farm bring forth several varietals of red, white, and fruit wines. Find your new favorite with our wine tasting activity.

  • Allow 15-30 minutes 
  • Participants select any four tastes (1 oz. each) of Arbor Day Farm wines; the wine glass is theirs to keep.
  • $6 per person; must be age 21.
  • Available year round. 
  • Request this activity now, or call to reserve: (402) 873-8705

Golf at ArborLinks Golf at ArborLinks

Available through December 31
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 call ArborLinks Golf Course at (402) 873-4334.
 

Canvas Painting Session Canvas Painting Session

Available for Scheduling
At Apple House Market

Get your creative juices flowing with a canvas painting activity at the Apple House Market, one of the retail shops at Arbor Day Farm. Sip a glass of Arbor Day Farm wine and join your colleagues in painting individual 16"x20" canvasses with the guidance of a local artist; all materials provided and the art is yours to keep. The perfect creative outlet for those seeking something new and different -- makes a great team building activity. Shop the Apple House Market before and after your session, too. 

  • Allow two hours for this activity
  • Minimum of 25 people
  • $35 per person plus tax and service charge
  • Reserve this activity now, or call to reserve: (402) 873-8705