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Nebraska City Trip Guide

Family activities, Arbor Day celebrations and fall color star in the hometown of Arbor Day founder J. Sterling Morton (population: 7,300).
Lied Lodge and Conference Center
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Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
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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;

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;

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;

Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting and Education Center Kids can play dress-up on a 1966 American LaFrance engine. Open seasonally. (402) 873-4403;


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;

For information: Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce (800) 514-9113;

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