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Team-Building Activities For Your Next Event


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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.

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Mystery at the Mansion

Spend an enjoyable evening sipping iced tea and 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 millionaire you may end up playing.

  • Allow 1.5 hours for this activity.
  • Maximum 30 people.
  • Available 5:30–8:00 p.m.
  • $25 per person (includes admission to the mansion). $375 for groups of up to 15 people. (Minimum of 8 required.)
  • Additional food and beverage may be added.

Check out what others are saying about their Mystery at the Mansion experience. View video.

Request this activity now or call to reserve: 402-873-8705.

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 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.
  • Guided time is 2 hours. Attendees may then explore at their leisure.
  • Available year-round.
  • 15 to 25 people per guide. Smaller or larger groups, please call.
  • $18 per person, ages 13 and older ($23 when you include the Discovery Ride).
  • $16 per person, ages 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.

Group Favorite
Gnome Hunt at Arbor Day Farm

The hunt is on! Using clues and a map — looking high and low — you’ll find the forest gnomes climbing trees and hiding in the brush.
  • Gnome Hunt lasts approximately 1–1.5 hours.
  • Available year-round.
  • $8 per person, ages 13 and older.
  • $6 per person, ages 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.

Wine Tasting

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.
  • $7 per person; must be 21 or older.
  • Available year-round.
Request this activity now, or call to reserve: 402-873-8705.

Private Bonfire 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.
  • Bonfire lasts approximately 1–3 hours.
  • Available year-round.
  • 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.
  • Alcoholic beverages are available for an additional fee.
  • Tree Adventure admission is not required.
Request this activity now or call to reserve: 402-873-8705.

Canvas Painting Session 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. It’s the perfect creative outlet for those seeking something new and different.
  • Allow two hours for this activity.
  • Makes a great team building activity.
  • All materials provided and the art is yours to keep.
  • Minimum of 10 people; maximum 25.
  • $35 per person plus tax and service charge.
Email Us or call to reserve: 402-873-8705.

Commemorative Tree Planting 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.
  • Ceremony and tree planting last approximately 30 minutes.
  • Available April through October.
  • Set-up fee of $500–$800.
Request this activity now or call to reserve: 402-873-8705.

Fuelwood Energy Plant Tour at Lied Lodge

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. This tour is hosted by an experienced Arbor Day Farm Nature Interpreter and features interpretive panels and interactive exhibits. Watch a short video about the Fuelwood Energy Plant.
  • Tour lasts approximately 30 minutes.
  • Meets at Lied Lodge.
  • Available year-round.
  • $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.

Discovery Ride 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.
  • Rides last approximately one hour.
  • Available April through October.
  • Approximate maximum capacity is 25 adults.
  • Private Discovery Rides available.
  • Tree Adventure admission plus $5.00 per person, ages 3 and up.
Request this activity now or call to reserve: 402-873-8705.

Pink, Purple And Blue Sunrise Twilight Discovery Ride at Arbor Day Farm

Your group will enjoy a private, enchanting guided Discovery Ride through the orchards and forest as the magnificent colors of sunset cast a spectacular glow across Arbor Day Farm.
  • Twilight rides last approximately one hour.
  • Available April through October.
  • $18 per person, ages 13 and older
  • $16 per person, ages 12 and younger
  • Minimum of 15 people, maximum of 25 people.
  • Tree Adventure admission is included.
Request this activity now or call to reserve: 402-873-8705.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

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 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 adult, $15 per child (ages 3–12).
  • 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.

Mansion Visit 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.

  • Allow 1–2 hours.
  • $8 per person, ages 13 and older.
  • $6 per person, ages 3–12.
  • Children 2 and under are free.
  • A private tour with a guide in period clothing is available for an additional fee.
Request this activity now or call to reserve: 402-873-8705

Welcome Presentation

Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm is a bustling place. This 15-minute 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 meeting room.
  • Includes PowerPoint.
  • Complimentary.
Request this activity now or call to reserve: 402-873-8705.

Golf at ArborLinks

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

Tree Sleuth – great indoor teambuilding activity

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.


This was our third year staying at Lied Lodge, and every year gets better than the last. No matter what I request, I'm always greeted with a smile and dealt with in a professional and timely matter. We look forward to seeing you next year!

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