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Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

2600 Arbor Ave, Nebraska City, NE 68410-1072
+1 402-873-7222
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Great place to visit regarding Nebraska's history

We had the pleasure of visiting Arbor Lodge State Historical Park over the Arbor Day weekend... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DMGAmes_Iowa
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Ames, Iowa
So much information and too little time!

Enjoy a nice walk from the Mansion to Lied Lodge! Make sure you play the scavenger hunt at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Arbor Lodge in Nebraska City, Nebraska, was the home of the J. Sterling and Caroline Morton family. The four-room house built in 1855 was renovated over the years into a Victorian-style mansion. The 52-room mansion includes many Morton family Victorian and Empire-era furnishings. Guests may stroll the gardens and trails to view towering trees, many of which were planted by the Morton family. Arbor Lodge State Historical Park and Arboretum encompasses 72 acres of wooded area and gardens, with over 260 species of trees and shrubs.
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2600 Arbor Ave, Nebraska City, NE 68410-1072
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of visiting Arbor Lodge State Historical Park over the Arbor Day weekend. Especially interesting to learn more about the Arbor Lodge mansion and contributions of the family of J. Sterling Morton.

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ArborDayFarm, Guest Relations Manager at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was an awesome weather weekend and we were delighted with the guests that came to Arbor Lodge to learn, explore, and be inspired. Thank you for coming and come back to see us again. Best regards, Susan Freshman

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoy a nice walk from the Mansion to Lied Lodge! Make sure you play the scavenger hunt at the Mansion to win a small prize. It's a fun way to make you really pay attention to the small details. If only the buggies could tell...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Our group enjoyed seeing all the rooms in the mansion with their historic artifacts and details on the family who lived their and the man who started Arbor Day.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I love going through these old mansions we come across on our Midwest travels, my kids aren't as concerned with the history. This was perfect because we did not have to take a guided tour, but could watch a video and walk around the home...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Again, here with my mother but does not give me that type of visit option. We were trying to find things to kill time so we drove up to the mansion. It’s absolutely stunning from the outside. Not sure much about it but I would...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my quick stop here. I didn't have a lot of time, so the lady there gave me a quick history of the house. I wish I would have had more time, but even my 30 minutes there was worth the $8 for...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Many years ago my wife and I took our engagement pictures here, the spring and fall are excellent times to visit, with so many colors and flowers abloom. There Manor is huge and an amazing building. If you are looking for a good place to...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This is truly a beautiful mansion! Stop in and explore some of Nebraska’s history. There is a video in the sunroom. It tells about the Morten family and then take a self guided tour. The mansion is beautifully decorated. On the third floor of the...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Arbor lodge is an interesting historical visit and the the park is beautiful. It isn't going to take up much of your time though. I would combine a visit here with the Arbor Farm Tree Adventure which is right across the street.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

The birthplace of Arbor Day! Filled with fantastic history, amazing period decor (some of it painstakingly created from originals found behind wall sconces), a quick and informative video, a look into history and yet tied to current times, this stop is memorable! Great preservation inside...More

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Barbara S
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Mrs. Stone, we are pleased that you will be coming for a visit to Arbor Day Farm and Arbor Lodge. Camping is available in Nebraska City at the Marina along the Missouri River and Victorian Acres. Susan Freshman, Guest... More
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