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Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

2600 Arbor Ave, Nebraska City, NE 68410
+1 402-873-7222
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Lovely old home with history.. enjoyed going through it. Cool antiques. The grounds were very nice... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
Christy B
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Bonham, Texas
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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
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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
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

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

Thank Phyllis453
Reviewed 18 October 2016

as per the title plus a lot of stuff about trees, the founding of Arbor day. on summer weekends they have living history days. displays of old kitchen tools, coffins, needle point, taffy making, games and other things. plus volunteers giving talks on those things.

Thank deaftouch
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Still furnished with all original family pieces. The guide gave a good historical review of the family and the house.

Thank Rita E
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Both my husband and I were originally from Nebraska and we have both visited Arbor Lodge many times. This visit was heart-breaking. The exterior of the Lodge is deplorable. It is seriously in need of paint, shutters, mold remediation. This is not the fault of...More

Thank Annie B
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a self guided tour of the home of J Sterling Morton and his wife Caroline. A lot of history, including several presidents having visited, Teddy Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland to name two. The woods and garden were nice to see including the elaborate Carriage...More

Thank MaryNDaveP
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The house is very interesting, but the family history is even more interesting. Be sure to check out the bowling alley in the basement and learn about the J Sterling's sons and their businesses

Thank dlk1716
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We spent over an hour enjoying all 50+ rooms of this mansion. The historical information, as well as original furnishings, made this self-guided tour a gem-find. We highly recommend watching the short video, as well.

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

What a great place to visit. The historical family home of J Stirling Morton of Morton Salt (apparently world famous but I'd never heard of it until I visited here) and founder of Arbor Day. The centre piece is the beautiful big home. The lovely...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 27 August 2016

It was nice to be allowed to view every room in the Mansion and see the grounds and carriages as well. The video history presentation was well done. The tour guides were good but be aware that an additional $5 per person will be charged.

Thank bettyloupardue
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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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