Enjoy a fall day exploring Nebraska City and Brownville, Nebraska. Shop for fall apple products and taste a variety of fruit wines. Enjoy the fall colors of the beautiful Nebraska countryside.
Thursday, October 20, 2022
8:45 am – 5:30 pm
Tour starts at the Comfort Inn & Suites, 7007 Grover St, Omaha
$120 per person
Price includes coach transportation, driver gratuity, attraction admissions, lunch with apple pie dessert, fruit wine tasting and scenic orchard hayrack ride
Tour reservation deadline September 20, 2022
Highlights: Union Orchard Country Store - Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard - Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Visitor Center - Wine tasting at Whiskey Creek Winery - Flatwater Folk-Art Museum - Senior friendly orchard hayrack ride
This morning we travel south to the apple orchards and fall colors of southeast Nebraska. We visit the Wostrel Family’s Union Orchard store located just off of highway 75. The Wostrel family farm has been growing apples, wine grapes, and produce for the area for over 100 years. The orchard store offers visitors farm fresh apples, vegetables, and baked items like apple pies, cider donuts, and tasty turnovers. They also offer everything from apple butter and unique jams to Nebraska wines. Our next stop is the Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Visitor Center in Nebraska City. The center sits on a scenic 79 acre wooded bluff overlooking an unobstructed view of the Missouri River. The flora and fauna (178 new plants and 122 new animals) and scientific discoveries recorded by the Lewis & Clark Expedition (1804-1806) are the focus of the center. Later this afternoon we will travel to the Apple Barn at Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard for lunch and shopping. Enjoy marinated chicken breast, cheesy hashbrown casserole, garden salad, and apple crisp with ice cream for dessert. After lunch explore the Apple Barn Market for a variety of jams, apples, jellies, apple cider, and pumpkins. Kimmel Orchard also has been part of Nebraska’s wine industry since 1925. Their unique wines include apple, apple pie, cherry, and peach. Before departing enjoy a relaxing hayrack ride through the beautiful 80 acre orchard with great scenery, fruit facts, and history of the farm. We complete the afternoon with a journey south toward the little historic river town of Brownville, Nebraska. Relax on the outside deck of Whiskey Creek Winery, a 110 year old restored barn positioned directly over the waters of an active creek. Taste a variety of fruit wines as you enjoy the beautiful setting. Nearby is the Flatwater Folk Art Museum. Located in a beautifully renovated church, the museum contains a diverse folk art collection from Early American to American Southwest. Owner George Neubert will give our group a private tour of various unique pieces and explain what exactly is considered folk art.