Morton Mansion GroundsMorton MansionLack of vacation days, money, and an expired passport kept me domestic this year, but also led me to discover some unexpected gems. Nebraska City, Nebraska: home of the Arbor Day Foundation and the Morton Mansion. I went for a wedding and stayed on at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center for a girls weekend. The hotel felt unexpectedly luxurious with a beautiful pool area and sauna, a restaurant featuring local ingredients, and hazelnut orchards. The grounds are an easy walk through the woods to a small winery at the Arbor Day Farm and the Morton Mansion, which also offer impressive grounds for exploring. The cowboy clad Midwestern friendliness made it an unforgettable experience!