Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

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One of the most beautiful scenes to take in is at the Arbor Lodge State Historical Park.  This lodge has over 52 rooms and was once the home  of J. Sterling Morton.  Morton is credited as being the Father of Arbor Day and this mansion gives you…

The Best Part of Germanfest is…

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Civil War Reenactment

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The Nebraska City Civil War Reenactment takes place annually at the beginning of October. The first day will feature a morning and afternoon battle with historic displays and programs during the day. The second day will have one early afternoon battle and historic displays and…

Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

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Just one of the many features on the 260 acres that makes up Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Nebraska and this is where the adventure starts.  From here you can climb a 50 foot treehouse, wine sample hand crafted wines and get a free tree seedling to plant once…

Apple Blossom

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In Otoe County, one of our big kickoff events is the Apple Blossom Festival.  For three consecutive weekends in April, Nebraska City becomes the place to be for fun worth returning for.  In 2014, thousands of people came down to check out the blossoms, hit…

Viener Dog Races

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If you enjoy being outside, hanging out with friends, quenching your thirst with a cold beverage and watching Weiner Dogs races, you are in luck.  Germanfest hosts the largest Weiner Dog race around.  While gambling might not be legal in Nebraska currently, you can still have…

Germanfest

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Welcome to Germanfest, the areas largest German heritage celebration and just a flat out grand time.  I don’t know if this gentlemen is the official host of Germanfest but he should be.  This celebration is hosted annually in Syracuse Nebraska in July and has a…

Restaurants & Wineries

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After all of the adventure you are bound to get hungry.  Settle down for a great meal at numerous places around Otoe County.  If you are more thirsty than hungry, how about one of our local wineries and some light snack food.  Regardless what you…

Ferris Wheel

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One of the most amazing views you will get of Otoe County is at the top of this ferris wheel.  Just the picture of it is absolutely gorgeous.  Chicago’s ferris wheel on the pier has nothing on Otoe County’s!

Arbor Day Farm Bridge

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If you just want to getaway from everything there are a ton of hiking trails in Otoe County including one that will lead you to the Arbor Day bridge.  Its a great place to get some peace and quiet and, according to the rumors, a…