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Activities at Lied Lodge


Discover all there is to see and do on the 260-acre grounds of Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm.

Open Daily

Arbor Lodge Mansion Arbor Lodge Mansion

Step back in time and be inspired for tomorrow at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City. Visit 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

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.

Learn How to Plant Your Tree

Some tours include a free tree. Plant yours the right way, and it will thrive.

The Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge The Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge

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

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.

Make a Splash Outside

In the summer months, you can also enjoy outdoor water play at the nearby Steinhart Park Aquatic Center. Daily rates are $6 for adults, $5 for youth

The Lied Greenhouse at Arbor Day Farm The Lied Greenhouse at Arbor Day Farm

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

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 $7, receive four tastes and the wine glass is yours to keep.

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

The Apple House Market The Apple House Market

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 Adventures and Lied Lodge & Conference Center, is open seven days a week. Apple House Market phone: 402-873-8710.

Pie Garden Café Pie Garden Café

It's the perfect spot to take a break and refuel. The Pie Garden Café offers a variety of light lunch options, including hamburgers, cheeseburgers, pulled pork, brats, chicken salad, and nachos with cheese. Apple pie is always on the menu along with other seasonal fruit pies. Complete your meal with an apple cider or cherry slushie! Open seven days a week with lunch available from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information, call the Apple House Market at 402-873-8710.

Looking for group activities? Please see our complete list of group activities available for scheduling.

Find more things to do in and around Nebraska City at GoNebraskaCity.com.