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Attractions & Activities at Lied Lodge


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 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 Tuesday through Sunday. We recommend you purchase tickets in advance at arbordayfarm.showclix.com.

Photo: R. Neibel

Arbor Lodge Mansion Arbor Lodge Mansion

Step back in time at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City, the very spot where the idea for Arbor Day began in 1872. Visit the 52-room mansion, loaded with family artifacts and mementos from the Morton family.

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.

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.

Admission applies for mansion access. We recommend you purchase tickets in advance at arbordayfarm.showclix.com.

Timbers at Lied Lodge 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.

Indoor pool at Lied Lodge Indoor pool at Lied Lodge

Whether you swim laps or just splash around, all guests are welcome in the stunning 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 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 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 The Apple House Market

The Apple House Market has been temporarily relocated inside the Tree Adventure building and is open Tuesday through Sunday. Shop for all your fall favorites including apple cider, apple pie, fresh-picked apples, gourmet food items, wine, and more.

Go Golfing Go Golfing

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.

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