Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
2611 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City is where Arbor Day was born. J. Sterling Morton began the tree-planting holiday in 1872. The Morton family’s 52-room mansion is open for tours today and also hosts special events. The historic home is surrounded by a 72-acre park with an arboretum, terraced garden, log cabin, carriage house, walking trails and more than 200 varieties of lilacs.