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Family activities 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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What to do

Arbor Day Farm Historic barns, a cafe, a market and the family-friendly Tree Adventure (with a soaring tree house) offer more than enough to fill a day. Free; admission charged for Tree Adventure. See reviews and ratings. (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. See reviews and ratings. (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. See reviews and ratings. (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. See reviews and ratings. (402) 873-4403; ncmuseumoffirefighting.net

Where to eat

The Pantry of Chris’ Cuisine You’ll find a great chicken salad sandwich at this main-drag diner. See reviews and ratings. (402) 873-7962

Where to stay

Lied Lodge and Conference Center The Frank Lloyd Wright-style hotel, with a stunning lobby, offers an on-site arboretum and Olympic-size swimming pool. Known for its buffets, the Timber Dining Room is the town’s best restaurant. From $99. See reviews and ratings. (800) 546-5433; liedlodge.org

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

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