Arbor Day Farm

Children play the marimbas in the Nature Explore Classroom at Tree Adventure

Arbor Day Farm is 260 acres of natural beauty and outdoor exploration in Nebraska City, Nebraska. This National Historic Landmark—and the birthplace of Arbor Day, the tree planter’s holiday—is packed with fun and adventure for the whole family. Attractions include:

Tree Adventure – Discover something new every time you visit Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure, with hands-on, nature-themed fun for all ages. Climb the 50-foot treehouse, play and learn in the Nature Explore Classrooms, pick apples in the orchard, or watch Trees In the Movies – you’ll find a new appreciation for the value that trees bring to our everyday lives.

Apple House Market – The Apple House Market is your one-stop-shop for Arbor Day Farm wines and fresh, seasonal produce from our very own orchards and fields. Swirl, sip, and savor Arbor Day Farm’s red, white, and fruit wines, and shop a vast selection of gourmet food products, from jams and jellies to butters and salsas.

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park – It all started with just two words in 1872: Plant Trees. With that simple declaration, J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day – the tree planter’s holiday – and forever left a significant impact on both the Nebraska landscape and the environment we all share. Today, a visit to Arbor Lodge State Historical Park – Morton’s original estate – provides an up-close look at the everyday life and lasting legacy of this notable man and his family. Explore the park grounds and visit the 52-room mansion.

Lied Lodge & Conference Center – After a full day of exploring Arbor Day Farm, the fully-renovated Lied Lodge & Conference Center offers a nature-inspired respite. With 140 updated guest rooms and suites, an Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool, onsite restaurant and spa, and nearby golf options, Lied Lodge provides the ideal home-away-from-home during your getaway.

  • Shop for hand-crafted Arbor Day Farm wines at the Apple House Market
  • Hike the trails, pick apples, and climb to the top of a 50-ft treehouse at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure
  • Lied Lodge & Conference Center overlooks Arbor Day Farm
  • The 52-room Arbor Lodge Mansion is the original home of J. Sterling Morton