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Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

2600 Arbor Ave, Nebraska City, NE 68410
+1 402-873-7222
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Wonderful land and mansion

We toured the mansion years ago and decided to stop and do it again. I had forgotten how beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DGR33
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Kansas City, Missouri
Beautiful old mansion

We were there after hours, so we didn't tour the house or visit the shops, but the grounds and park... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SteveMirn
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Arbor Lodge in Nebraska City, Nebraska, was the home of the J. Sterling and Caroline Morton family. The four-room house built in 1855 was renovated over the years into a Victorian-style mansion. The 52-room mansion includes many Morton family Victorian and Empire-era furnishings. Guests may stroll the gardens and trails to view towering trees, many of which were planted by the Morton family. Arbor Lodge State Historical Park and Arboretum encompasses 72 acres of wooded area and gardens, with over 260 species of trees and shrubs.
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  • Average9%
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2600 Arbor Ave, Nebraska City, NE 68410
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We toured the mansion years ago and decided to stop and do it again. I had forgotten how beautiful this stop is. I learned more this time about the history of the family and the home and their love of this property. We had a...More

Thank DGR33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there after hours, so we didn't tour the house or visit the shops, but the grounds and park are lovely to stroll.

Thank SteveMirn
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This mansion is absolutely gorgeous. The grounds are amazing. I couldn't get over how pretty it was. The inside was just as stunning. It would have been like living in a fairytale. It's 3 stories and a basement with a bowling lane. Worth going. The...More

Thank Leigh P
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Nice old mansion that started out as a small house. Just shows what kind of workmanship was available at the time, beautiful woodwork and furnishings. Shows how far one can go with their imagination and how the rich lived in 1900.

Thank Earl J
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We came here after visiting the Arbor Day Farm. Very pretty park that has a log cabin, a statue of Daphine and the founder of Arbor Day. Behind the statues is a concrete Whispering Bench. Two people, one at each end of the curved bench...More

Thank MALaehn
Reviewed 12 April 2017

If you like history walking through this old home is interesting. Not really entertaining for children.

Thank psherwin23
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We came to Nebraska City to see the Arbor Day Farm. It was cold and damp so instead we toured the J. Sterling Morton mansion. It is maintained by the the Arbor Day Foundation. The trees on the grounds are beautiful. The whispering bench is...More

Thank thomasRuthL
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Nebraska City and stayed at a B&B for a night. Many of the area's attractions were closed for the winter. We were pleased to find Arbor Lodge was open on a trial basis during February. We did the self...More

Thank tsyslo
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Founder of Arbor Day-J. Sterling Morton's home. Decorated for Christmas was beautiful! The lady at the front desk was very knowledgeable about the family, history, and additions built onto the house through the years. There is a one lane bowling alley in the basement. Wonderful...More

Thank LaNette H
Reviewed 23 November 2016

My wife took our two daughters through the mansion and the kids loved it! As first graders and fifth graders the girls really loved all the history and "neat things" in the home. We were there for their Christmas season so each room was beautifully...More

Thank John B
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Barbara S
I'm traveling from Washington State pulling a small camp trailer, and need to know where I can stay when visiting Arbor Lodge State Park. Than you, Mrs. B Stone
12 May 2015|
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Response from ArborDayFarm | Property representative |
Mrs. Stone, we are pleased that you will be coming for a visit to Arbor Day Farm and Arbor Lodge. Camping is available in Nebraska City at the Marina along the Missouri River and Victorian Acres. Susan Freshman, Guest... More
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