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Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

2600 Arbor Ave, Nebraska City, NE 68410-1072
+1 402-873-7222
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Surprisingly Grand

Nice old mansion that started out as a small house. Just shows what kind of workmanship was... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Earl J
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Norfolk
Beautiful Park

We came here after visiting the Arbor Day Farm. Very pretty park that has a log cabin, a statue of... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
MALaehn
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Newton, Iowa
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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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2600 Arbor Ave, Nebraska City, NE 68410-1072
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Reviewed 1 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.

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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

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

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

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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

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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
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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
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Reviewed 22 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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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Huge historical Home, huge trees and beautifully manicured grounds! Great photo ops around the house and in the gardens. Take the tour!

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Lovely old home with history.. enjoyed going through it. Cool antiques. The grounds were very nice. Friendly staff. It needed painted though.More

Thank Christy B
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ArborDayFarm, Guest Relations Manager at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

We are thankful for our visitor responses, and pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We are in a large renovation project with the Nebraska Game & Parks and the larger necessary projects were assigned first and are nearing completion. The visible projects as you mentioned...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Lake Wedington State Park is just 15 miles southeast of Siloam Springs, AR. People may tent camp, RV camp, or stay in one of their Rustic cabins. There is no electricity in the camps, but there is electricity, heat and nice rustic cabins with all...More

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Barbara S
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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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