Winter at Lied Lodge

Winter at Lied Lodge

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Just in case you were thinking that Otoe County only has things to offer when the weather is nice, we wanted to let you know that you would be missing out on some of the best parts.  From the Tannenbaum Festival in Syracuse to a festival…

Arbor Day Farm Treehouse

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Remember that feeling of trepidation, fear and excitement you had when climbing trees as a kid?  Well, if adventure and reliving your childhood is what you are after, you must check out our 50 foot tower/ treehouse.  The sense of adventure starts at the base and…

Lewis and Clark Missouri River Visitors Center

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Otoe County has more museums per capita than almost anywhere else in the Midwest.  One of the great ones is the Lewis and Clark Missouri River Visitors Center.  They have exhibits covering Lewis and Clark themselves to animals they encountered to earth lodges that they…

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…

Dear Wine Connoisseurs

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If local, Nebraska grown wine is your thing, there are a ton of options in Otoe County.  A few that you can sample wine at includes Arbor Day Farms pictured here, Kimmel Orchard and Glacial Till.  A nice little road trip for any wine fans.

Golf

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If golf is your game, and even if it isn’t because to be honest you don’t have to be that good at golf to enjoy it, Otoe County has five local courses.  This photo is of Arbor Links just outside of Nebraska City.  You can…

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!

Discovery Ride

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Enjoy this one hour ride through the backwoods of Arbor Day Farm, pick some apples at the orchard, see where great wine gets it start in the vineyards, and learn some interesting historical and conservation facts courtesy of your own Nature Interpreter.