Historic Apple Barn2019

Our Mission & History

As it was in 1925, so it is today. Richard and Laurine Kimmel’s belief in caring for and sharing the land’s richness with family, friends and neighbors lives on.

A mix of tradition and evolution, Kimmel Orchard’s dedication to agricultural education, research and historic preservation continues to produce unique, fun and memorable experiences for the whole family.

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Growing Goodness in the Rolling Hills of Nebraska City Since 1925


Immersive learning in nature starts here. Bring your students to Kimmel Orchard throughout the year to experience foundational principles of science, math and more in the real world. Outdoor education also fosters a greater sense of well-being and bridges the gap between cerebral and physical learning and expression.
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Family Time—and Time Again

Family Experience

Memories are the one thing that can never be taken away from us. Creating memories is our top priority and we are here to help in anyway we can. Every time you visit the Kimmel Orchard you will leave with not only fresh goodies, but a wonderful impression. With the beautiful scenery, various activities and spending time with your family, it truly is the recipe for an unforgettable experience.
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Historic Preservation

What started as a simple roadside fruit stand in 1925, grew to be a favorite destination for those seeking a slice of country life in the Missouri River Valley. With the rich history, wonderful resources, and true mission that the Kimmel’s worked so hard for, we are dedicated to preserving the history and beauty of the orchard. We also provide informational hay rack rides to historic landmarks and every day we strive to give our guests the beautiful sights that we promise.

Explore the Beauty of the Orchard
Family Time—and Time Again

Come on out!

Apple Barn Farm Market

Open Monday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

March 1–December 23
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U-Pick / TreeDome Nature Trail

Embrace the Experience

Adults (13 & older): $5
Kids (4­–12): $3
Kids (3 & under): Free
Seniors (62 & older): $3
Military (active or retired): $3

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Only
U-Pick closes at 4 p.m.

Hear What Folks Have to Say About Us!

This is the nicest and most beautiful orchard I’ve been to! We were visiting from Indianapolis and decided to make a stop at Kimmel’s. So many things to choose from at the market. I definitely recommend the Apple donuts and tart cherry slushie!

Kristen - Indianapolis

Wow!!!! This place is awesome. I already have my list of thing to purchase before I go! Great experience and wonderful staff.

Laura - Omaha

Wonderful stop for anyone…families, seniors, couples, singles! Vineyard and fruits…ready to go or pick ur own. Highly endorse!

Bill - Lincoln

We could not have had a better time – extremely nice people, well planned and designed, beautiful, so much fun cherry picking. Thank you!!

Catherine - Chicago

Great place! Love the hayrack ride out into the orchard. Amazing, fresh apple cider and apple doughnuts! Family oriented and friendly staff. One of my favorite places to visit in Nebraska City.

Kaelie - Nebraska City

Great place for blackberries/apples/peaches/pears. The apple donuts are excellent. Stir fry sauces, cherry and apple cider and frozen cherries! A fruit lovers dream.

Penny - Souix Falls