Welcome to Arbor Day Farm, 260 acres of natural beauty and outdoor exploration in Nebraska City, Nebraska. This national historic treasure — and the birthplace of Arbor Day — is a destination like no other, filled with fun and adventure for the whole family.
Discovery at every turn
Whether you come for an afternoon or an extended stay, take a moment to embrace the wonders of nature. And be inspired by this special place, where the Arbor Day Foundation’s mission comes to life.
Celebrate Arbor Day
National Arbor Day is April 28, 2023. Mark the occasion with nature-inspired fun in the place where it all began.
Arbor Lodge Mansion
Mystery at the Mansion
Join us for an old-fashioned whodunnit in the magnificent setting of Arbor Lodge Mansion. Solve clues and break the case! Make it an extra special evening with dinner at Timbers and a stay at Lied Lodge. May 13, June 2 & 3, July 28 & 29, and Aug. 26Learn More
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Easter Fun + Easter Brunch Buffet
Fill your basket with fun Easter activities across Arbor Day Farm. Egg hunts, egg decorating, an egg drop, Discovery Rides, and a visit from the Easter Bunny are just the beginning. Round out your holiday with the Easter Brunch Buffet at Timbers. Apr. 9Learn More
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Arbor Day Celebration
Celebrate the tree planters holiday in the place where it all began – Arbor Day Farm! Take part in nature activities that honor our tree planting mission. Apr. 28–30. Get free admission to Arbor Lodge Mansion on Apr. 28.Learn More
Mother's Day Grand Brunch Buffet
Wow your mom with an amazing meal in the beautiful setting of Timbers at Lied Lodge. Reservations are required and space fills quickly, so call today. Add a spa treatment for the perfect Mother's Day gift. May 14.Learn More
Apple House Market
Winning Wing Special
Join us for a tournament trifecta -- college basketball on our screens, Porter's smoked wings on the menu, and a seriously smooth nitro beer! Other tasty Porter's specials and a variety of draft beer, hard cider, and wine available. Mar. 18 & 25 and Apr. 1Learn More
Turn your Arbor Day Farm excursion into an overnight getaway with a stay at Lied Lodge. Relax, swim, dine, and more surrounded by soaring timbers and captivating views.
This scenic, half-mile paved trail will take you from the back of Lied Lodge to the Apple House Market and Tree Adventure. A great spot for viewing wildlife.
Arbor Day Farm’s historic barns were built by the Morton family. Now carefully restored, these barns are popular for wedding celebrations, corporate gatherings, and special events.
The 52-room mansion at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park is where the idea for the Arbor Day holiday began. Visitors can tour the home, carriage house, and expansive grounds.
Apple House Market
Shop for wine, apple cider, hard cider, gourmet food items, and seasonal produce. Enjoy a wine or hard cider tasting while relaxing in this beautiful new space.
Experience the one-of-a-kind Treetop Village®, sail through the air on the ZipKrooz, experience the Nature Explore classroom, hike miles of trails, and play on a giant spider web.
Three acres up in the trees, 11 treehouses, all connected with elevated bridges and walkways, plus a giant WonderNet for bouncing sky-high. It’ll bring out the kid in everyone.
Get an up-close look at a real greenhouse and see how trees are grown at Arbor Day Farm. Included with Tree Adventure admission.
The Arbor Day Farm orchard is a busy place throughout the year. In addition to caring for more than 14 varieties of apple trees, our team is busy growing wine grapes and pumpkins.
Open to pedestrians, bicycles, and golf carts, this trail will take you into the woods, traveling 1.2 miles to ArborLinks (2.4 miles round trip). The pathway begins west of Lied Lodge.