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Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

2600 Arbor Ave, Nebraska City, NE 68410
+1 402-873-7222
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Lovely walk

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon walking the grounds of Arbor Lodge. It is always so peacful and makes... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Louetta S
Fascinating history

First time through this lovely mansion. Lots of interesting facts about the founding family and the... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
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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
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon walking the grounds of Arbor Lodge. It is always so peacful and makes you think of the Morton's and the life they enjoyed there. You can tour the mansion, we didn't this trip. However, the barns are open, as are...More

Thank Louetta S
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ArborDayFarm, Guest Relations Manager at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you all for the comments on our Arbor Lodge Mansion and grounds. Our team is working tirelessly to beautify, restore, and maintain the area. You will have to stop again soon, the fish pond has been restored and the fish have returned this week...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

First time through this lovely mansion. Lots of interesting facts about the founding family and the area. If you are into local history that also influenced the rest of the United States history, then you should spend time here.

Thank 114evangelineg
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Just a beautiful park with amazing vegetation. The whispering bench and statue of Daphne and J. Sterling Morton are a must see spot as is the mansion. The mansion tour offers a detailed history of the Morton family as well as Arbor Day. It is...More

Thank Erin F
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

We toured the mansion years ago and decided to stop and do it again. I had forgotten how beautiful this stop is. I learned more this time about the history of the family and the home and their love of this property. We had a...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

We were there after hours, so we didn't tour the house or visit the shops, but the grounds and park are lovely to stroll.

Thank SteveMirn
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This mansion is absolutely gorgeous. The grounds are amazing. I couldn't get over how pretty it was. The inside was just as stunning. It would have been like living in a fairytale. It's 3 stories and a basement with a bowling lane. Worth going. The...More

Thank Leigh P
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Nice old mansion that started out as a small house. Just shows what kind of workmanship was available at the time, beautiful woodwork and furnishings. Shows how far one can go with their imagination and how the rich lived in 1900.

Thank Earl J
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

We came here after visiting the Arbor Day Farm. Very pretty park that has a log cabin, a statue of Daphine and the founder of Arbor Day. Behind the statues is a concrete Whispering Bench. Two people, one at each end of the curved bench...More

Thank MALaehn
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you like history walking through this old home is interesting. Not really entertaining for children.

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We came to Nebraska City to see the Arbor Day Farm. It was cold and damp so instead we toured the J. Sterling Morton mansion. It is maintained by the the Arbor Day Foundation. The trees on the grounds are beautiful. The whispering bench is...More

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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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