Top Things to Do in Nebraska City | Midwest Living

Top Things to Do in Nebraska City

Family activities, Arbor Day celebrations and fall color star in the hometown of Arbor Day founder J. Sterling Morton (population: 7,350).

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 Families enjoy the kid-friendly Tree Adventure, barns, Apple House Market and cafe.

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

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park 

Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard Best known for apple picking and cider doughnuts in the fall, this is one of the sites of the annual AppleJack Fextival (September 21-23, 2018).

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

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


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.

Lied Lodge and Conference Center

Lied Lodge and Conference Center

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

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