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.
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The large sign in the Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center parking lot reads, “A Welcome Place for Friends & Nature.” A welcome place indeed, as the recorded sounds of sandhill cranes fill the air to introduce visitors from throughout the region and beyond to a wealth of indoor/outdoor experiences and information.
Inside, visitors will find native wildlife exhibits, informational displays, and volunteers ready to answer questions about the Crane Trust’s research and conservation programs. Visitors will also find the Hornady Art Gallery as well as the Crimson Crown Gift Shop. Outside, visitors will find a 35-foot observation tower, our butterfly garden, a herd of American bison, and a pair of footbridges crossing the Platte River’s north channel, connecting nature lovers to roughly 10 miles of hiking trails through rare tall grass prairie, forest and wetland habitats.
While here, inquire about the Crane Trust’s VIP experiences which offer unique, all-inclusive, crane viewing, corporate retreats, photography workshops, and outdoor experiences.
Experience the wonder, visit the Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center today!
Joslyn Art Museum has been a premier center for the visual arts for over 80 years. With art from ancient times to the present, with an emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century European and American art and Art of the American West, there’s something for everyone. Families can check out an Art Pack to take into the galleries . . . it will be your guide as you explore a theme of your choice, from architecture to Impressionism. The outdoor garden galleries, including the kid-friendly Discovery Garden, offer a welcome view of over 20 artworks in the fresh air. Young visitors will love the exhibitions of original art by children’s book illustrators in the Mind’s Eye Gallery. Major temporary special exhibitions are offered annually, along with concerts, lectures, events, classes, mobile and guided tours, and more. The Museum features a café and shop and is fully accessible. General admission to Joslyn is free to everyone during all public hours. Additional charge for some special exhibitions.
The 260-acre Arbor Day Farm is located one hour south of Omaha. Lied Lodge overlooks the farm, offering visitors a nature-inspired setting, award-winning dining, and exceptional accommodations. Indulge in a spa treatment. Sip on some Arbor Day Farm wine. Swim in the Olympic-sized indoor pool. Walk the trail to the farm and explore Tree Adventure (with a 50-foot tree house), the Apple House Market, and Arbor Lodge Mansion.
The Lodge was originally designed and built by the Arbor Day Foundation to serve as a space for like minds to gather and discuss trees, conservation, and environmental stewardship. Today, you will find that happening amid family reunions, business conferences, weddings, vacations, and more.
The Durham Museum makes its home in the National Historic Landmark of Omaha’s beautiful art deco Union Station. The museum houses an extraordinary array of permanent exhibits including restored train cars, 1940s store fronts, numerous artifacts showing the history of the region, and the Byron Reed collection which includes some of the world’s rarest coins and documents. There are also impressive traveling exhibits through The Durham’s affiliation with the Smithsonian and close ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives and Chicago’s Field Museum. During your stay, be sure to stop by the authentic soda fountain and enjoy a phosphate or malt.