With more than 7,000 people calling it home, Nebraska City is also the seat of Otoe County. Get on a bus charter in Nebraska City, Nebraska and explore the city’s various sites today.
A bus charter in Nebraska City, Nebraska can take you and up to 60 of your friends on a tour. Go to these recommended places:
Check out the Kregel Wind Mill Factory Museum, which is housed in the historic company buildings and now features exhibits on the company, including tools, records and other artifacts. Then visit the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center where you can get a majestic view of the Missouri River and learn more by going on the hiking trails or checking out the exhibits.
Also, visit the Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting that chronicles 150 years of the city's Volunteer Fire Department. Further you have the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, where you can see working artists work on their latest masterpieces, as well as the best works of artists from all over the state.
Buy the freshest or pick your own apples, peaches, cherries, and other fruits and vegetables at Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard or at the Wostrel Family's Union Orchard. You should also visit the Central Apple Market and Country Store.
Nebraska City is home to ArborLinks Golf Course, which has 18 holes and measures more than 7,000 yards at the longest tees. The course has a slope rating of 136, a course rating of 74.6 and a par of 72. It was designed by Arnold Palmer and Erik T. Larsen and was opened in 2002. Over the years, different organizations have awarded ArborLinks with several citations including Golf Magazine naming it as one of the top new public-access golf courses for 2002, the country's Best Public-Access Courses for Nebraska 2005 and 2006 named by Golfweek Magazine and one of Golf Digest Magazine's top rated golf courses in the state for 2005. Other golf courses you can find here are Wildwood Golf Course and the Golf Club At Table Creek.
The city has 20 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. That includes the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall, which was built in the 1890s and sports a Richardson Romanesque architecture. The Harmony School was built in the 1870s and has a carpenter gothic style. Other schools on the register are McCartney School District 17 and Camp Creek School.
Meanwhile, the George F. Lee Octagon Houses are a pair of historic houses that was built in the 1870s and was built by carpenter and farmer, George F. Lee. Only the wooden house is extant today. The other house on the register is the Jasper A. Ware House. And if you are pressed for time, you can check out more historic buildings and structures when you visit the nationally registered historic districts including South 13th Street Historic District, South Nebraska City Historic District, and the Nebraska City Historic District.
You should also visit the Otoe County Courthouse, which is the seat of government for the county. It was built in the 1860s and is considered to be the oldest public building in the state. Other sites you should visit include Camp Creek Cemetery and Chapel, Mayhew Cabin, Morton-James Public Library, Nebraska City Burlington Depot, St. Benedict's Catholic Church, and the U.S. Post Office.
The Arbor Lodge State Historical Park and Arboretum is a nationally registered historic place, arboretum, state park and mansion that you can visit. The neocolonial house has 52 rooms and sports a colonial revival architecture designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Jarvis Hunt. The mansion was built in the 1850s and is now a museum that features several exhibits that touches on the early history of the state, the county and the city. The arboretum has several trees from all over the world, now totaling more than 270 varieties of shrubs and trees.
You should check out Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure and enjoy a variety of activities including apple picking, climbing a tree house, or let the kids play at the Nature Explore Classroom. You can also check out the Lied Greenhouse, Trees in the Movies, or the Discovery Ride.