Family activities, Arbor Day celebrations and fall color star in the hometown of Arbor Day founder J. Sterling Morton.

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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.

Do

Arbor Day Farm Families enjoy the kid-friendly Tree Adventure, barns, Apple House Market and cafe. One-hour tractor-pulled Discovery Rides travel around the 260 acres of the farm, including sunflower fields in midsummer. arbordayfarm.org

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park Visitors tour Morton's 52-room mansion and explore the wooded estate. outdoornebraska.gov

Nebraska City, Nebraska
J. Sterling Morton mansion, Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
| Credit: Ginger Crichton

Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard It's best known for apple picking and cider doughnuts in the fall. kimmelorchard.org

Nebraska City, Nebraska
Kimmel Orchard Cider Doughnuts
| Credit: Ginger Crichton

Kregel Windmill Factory Museum History buffs will enjoy a stop here, where hundreds of windmills were turned out in the early 20th century. kregelwindmillfactorymuseum.org

Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting and Education Center Kids can play dress-up at this museum. ncmuseumoffirefighting.net

Stay

Lied Lodge and Conference Center Cap you visit with a stay at an Adirondack-style hotel with a soaring fireplace, 140 rooms and the town's best restaurant, the Timber Dining Room. liedlodge.org

Lied Lodge and Conference Center
Lied Lodge and Conference Center

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