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Nebraska state parks offering Valentine’s opportunities

LINCOLN, Neb. – Guests can enjoy special lodging, gift packages or events this Valentine’s Day at four Nebraska state parks.

Ponca State Park will offer its annual Birds and Breakfast event Feb. 11-12, a weekend getaway package that includes a 30% discount on lodging, a complimentary bottle of wine or cider, a breakfast basket in your cabin, and an opportunity to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 12. For additional details, call the park at 402-755-2284.

In need of a cozy cabin getaway? Reserve a cabin at Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area between Feb. 11-14 or Feb. 18-20 to enjoy a 30% discount. Reservations must be for at least two nights. Check out the add-on package, which includes early check-in, late check-out and waived pet fee; fresh flowers, sweet treats and Nebraska State Park Centennial wine glasses; drink tickets to CJ’s at the Lake; and more. To book, call 402-388-4169.

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park offers an add-on Valentine’s package for guests reserving a minimum two-night cabin or lodge room stay between Feb. 10-14. The package includes a box of chocolates, a rose, a bottle of red wine or sparkling juice, a $25 gift certificate to The View at Mahoney, and more. To book your stay, call 402-944-2523, ext. 7327.

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park is offering guests the opportunity to go back in time with their Celebrate Love weekends. Learn about weddings related to the Arbor Day’s founders and their family, the history of Valentine’s Day or view vintage Valentine’s Day cards.

Guests also can enjoy an assortment of teas and dainty brunch and dessert selections at the the Valentine’s Tea in the Arbor Lodge mansion sunroom. Teas are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and the cost is $20 per person, which includes mansion admission and entrance to the tea. Purchase tickets online in the event listing at calendar.outdoornebraska.org.

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