The home of Arbor Day's founder, J. Sterling Morton, celebrates its heritage with an annual Arbor Day Festival in late April.
Arbor Day Farm Kid-friendly Tree Adventure (admission charged), historical barns, a cafe and market keep families busy. (402) 873-8717; arbordayfarm.org 
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park The 72-acre, tree-filled estate preserves J. Sterling Morton’s mansion, which has a Tiffany glass skylight. (402) 873-7222; outdoornebraska.org 
Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard Best known for apple picking and cider doughnuts in the fall, the orchard also grows plums, peaches and berries. (402) 873-5293; kimmelorchard.com 
Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting and Education Center Kids can play dress-up on a 1966 American LaFrance engine. Open seasonally. (402) 873-4403; ncmuseumoffirefighting.net 
Lied Lodge and Conference Center The Frank Lloyd Wright-style hotel has an arboretum, golf course, soaring fireplace and the town's best restaurant, Timber Dining Room. (800) 546-5433; liedlodge.org 
For information: Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce (800) 514-9113; nebraskacity.com