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Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

2600 Arbor Ave, Nebraska City, NE 68410
+1 402-873-7222
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Founder of Arbor Day-J. Sterling Morton's home. Decorated for Christmas was beautiful! The lady... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2016
LaNette H
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Kansas City, Missouri
Wonderful place to visit

My wife took our two daughters through the mansion and the kids loved it! As first graders and... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
John B
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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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%
  • Poor1%
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2600 Arbor Ave, Nebraska City, NE 68410
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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
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
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!

Thank chrisnmiss
Reviewed 10 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 6 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
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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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