Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Discover something new every season at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure — an award-winning nature-themed attraction and the starting point of your Arbor Day Farm experience. Climb the 50-foot treehouse, play and learn in the Nature Explore Classrooms, hike miles of trails, pick apples in the orchard, or watch Trees in the Movies — you'll find a new appreciation for the value that trees bring to our everyday lives. 

  • Go interactive with tree-themed kiosks
  • Look inside the Lied Greenhouse, where millions of tree seedlings get their start
  • Embark on seasonal Discovery Rides - a guided one-hour journey over the creek and into the orchards at Arbor Day Farm.

School Groups and Field Trips- School groups can schedule visits to Arbor Day Farm throughout the year. Private tours are also available. 

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Latitude: 40.679254 Longitude: -95.884043 Elevation: 1047 ft
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Seasons Open

Open year round

Hours Open

Jan-Mar - Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5; Apr-May - Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5; June-mid-Sept - Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5; Mid-Sept-Oct - Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-6; Nov-Dec - Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5


Adults $8; Children 3-12 $6; Children 2 and under Free

Eco-Friendly Notes

Arbor Day Farm is owned and operated by the Arbor Day Foundation. The property is the original farm owned by Arbor Day founder, J. Sterling Morton. The mission of the Foundation is to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. Tree Adventure plays an important role in this endeavor. Each year, tens of thousands of visitors, Arbor Day Foundation members, and school children visit Tree Adventure and the surrounding property to learn about nature and how to be good stewards of our natural resources. 

Accessibility Notes

The Tree Adventure center and adjoining 1/2 mile Tree House Trail are ADA accessible. There is also a 2/3 mile wood chip trail. Please take caution when walking on this path. 

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