Discover all there is to see and do on the 260-acre grounds of Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm.
Things To Do On Property - Open Daily
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 outdoor classrooms.
Come play among the trees at the fun-for-all-ages Treetop Village?, a three-acre, nature experience UP IN THE TREES. It is the only place in America where you can climb and scamper from treehouse to treehouse – all 11 of them – without ever touching the ground.
The Arbor Day Farm experience isn't complete until you've explored the many activities at the Tree Adventure. Open daily. We recommend you purchase tickets in advance at arbordayfarm.showclix.com.
Photo: R. Neibel
Arbor Lodge Mansion
Please note: Arbor Lodge Mansion is temporarily closed. We hope to reopen by early August.
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.
Arbor Lodge Mansion is open seasonally. View current hours or call 402-873-7222 for more information.
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park is owned by Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, and is managed by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Timbers at Lied Lodge
Enjoy award-winning cuisine made with seasonal ingredients at Timbers, open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Choose from seafood, steaks, locally produced pork and chicken, vegetarian options, an extensive wine list, and a decadent dessert menu. Children's menu also available. Reservations are required. Call 402-873-8740, and find complete menu selections online.
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 hot tub 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 5:00am to 11:00pm, and is reserved exclusively for Lied Lodge guests.
In the summer months, you can also enjoy outdoor water play at the nearby Steinhart Park Aquatic Center.
Fuelwood Energy Plant Gallery
Just a few steps from the Lied Lodge entrance, explore the beautifully renovated Fuelwood Energy Plant Gallery to learn about the process of turning trees into energy and the importance of biomass. Watch as woodchips are moved through the plant and converted to steam that provides hot water (for the lodging rooms, kitchen, and indoor pool) and room heating and air conditioning for 120,000 square feet at Lied Lodge.
The interactive exhibit is hands-on fun for all ages. Open daily 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
The Lied Greenhouse at Arbor Day Farm
Please note: The Lied Greenhouse is temporarily closed to help protect the health and well-being of our guests.
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.
The Apple House Market
Porter's at the Apple House Market
Exploring Arbor Day Farm can work up an appetite. So head to Porter’s for fall-off-the-bone barbecue made right here on the farm. Porter’s offers a tasty variety of sandwiches, house-made sauces, and sides. Need a sweet treat? Stop in for a slice of apple pie or one of our famous apple cider slushies. Open Tuesday-Sunday 11am-7pm.
Arbor Day Farm is situated near three beautiful Nebraska City golf courses, so there’s no reason not to bring the clubs. Guests at Lied Lodge receive exclusive access to the world-class 18-hole ArborLinks, which is adjacent to our property. Lied Lodge guests can add all-day play at ArborLinks for $130 plus tax or choose our special overnight golf package. Call 800-546-5433 to learn more or to book.
Looking for group activities? Please see our complete list of group activities available for scheduling.
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