Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

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…

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…

The Best Part of Germanfest is…

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The term ‘minimalism’ is a trend from early 19th century and gradually became an important movement in response to the over decorated design of the previous period. Minimalist architecture became popular in the late 1980s in London and New York.

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…

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.