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Lied Conference Center / Arbor Day Farm The Lied Conference Center / Arbor Day Farm offers a getaway destination with many working programs of the National Arbor Day Foundation. The entire building, including guest rooms, meeting space and public areas, is heated and cooled by a Fuelwood Energy Plant. Recycling is important throughout the building, and some of the materials, including carpet, are made from recycled products. The dining room overlooks a hazelnut orchard with Arbor Lodge in the distance. The trails around the building wind through the grounds, showcasing the many conservation projects at work.


With a strong sense of the country's history, visitors may look to the future. Arbor Day Farm offers an educational look at the world today and at measures that can be taken to preserve it for the future. Owned by the National Arbor Day Foundation, the property continues the mission of J. Sterling Morton in their everyday operations. Tours and programs educate about the environment and offer some alternatives to common problems.


Tours of the Orchard are geared to both children and adults. There are tours that focus on the production of the apple orchard and the varieties of apples that fill the Preservation Orchard. Learn how cider is made and see the antique apple sorter. A Tree Sleuths tour gives attendees a chance to walk the trails and identify trees. Many eco-tours promote the programs of the National Arbor Day Foundation.


Phone: (402) 873-9347
Apple House open Mon - Sat, 9am to 5pm, Sun Noon-5pm
Closed New Year's Day, Christmas Day, and Thanksgiving.
Gift Shop open to the public year-round.

Group tours available by appointment.

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Old Freighters Museum

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Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Interpretive

The focus will be on more than 400 scientific discoveries of flora (178 plants) and fauna, (122 animals) made at President Thomas Jeffersons direction on their historic Corps of Discovery Journey from 1803-1806.

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G.A.R. Hall

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John Brown's Cave

The log home of Allen Mayhew is the oldest-known cabin in Nebraska and an important piece of American history. The cabin was built in 1850 and houses furnishings typical of the pioneer homes. Allen Mayhew, his wife, and their six sons lived in the cabin, along with John Henry Kagi, Mrs. Mayhew'

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Union Orchard

(Started in 1890's by the University of Nebraska.)

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-- Jonagold - newly planted

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