At first glance, I was not impressed with Victorian Acres. The entrance was gravel, and the office/store was the size of a tiny home. But like the old saying goes, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Once the campground came into view, I discovered it was a real gem.
The campground sits on 26 lush green acres of land, and there are a lot of trees on the property. Both the roads and the sites are gravel, but most of the sites are level. There is no patio pad at any of the sites, and guests are not allowed to put mats on the grass. There are 88 sites, and the majority of them are pull thrus. There is no designated area for unhooking your vehicle, but many of the sites are long enough to allow you to easily unhook at your site or leave your toad attached to your motorhome.
There is only one set of male/female bathhouses in the campground, with only two toilets and two showers in each bathhouse. The bathrooms were very clean, but unless you took a shortcut by cutting through someone’s site and climbing a small hill, it was a hike to get to the bathhouse from sites on the back row, where we stayed.
The park featured two playgrounds, two covered picnic areas, and a laundry room. There were only two washers and two dryers. There was also a clubroom, which included a kitchen and a dining area with tables and chairs. Everything was spic-and-span, and the owners did a good job of decorating the bathrooms, laundry room, and the campground as a whole.
Victorian Acres is located about five miles from I-29, not far from the Nebraska state line. There are a number of restaurants in the area, some independently owned, and some chain eateries. The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center is located nearby, and the Arbor Lodge State Historical Park and Arboretum is less than five miles away.
Pet Friendly: 5/5
The park’s brochure indicated they were pet friendly, but I did not see a designated area for dogs on my trek through the park. Still, considering the amount of greenspace the campground had, there were plenty of places to exercise your pooch.
Overall Rating: 4.2
Summary: Victorian Acres is an older campground, but it was well maintained. It is owner operated and it was obvious the husband and wife team took great pride in their establishment. The row of campsites located near the bathhouse appeared to be occupied by permanent residents, although the sites were reasonably tidy and neat. The campground’s website shows pictures of two ponds on the property, but from what I could tell they were nothing more than basins to catch runoff; both of them were empty during our visit.
Victorian Acres offers both full hookups and water and electric only sites. The rates are not posted on the campground’s website, but we paid $33.30 per night for full hookups with our 10% Good Sam discount. The park has free WIFI, but no cable. As with most RV parks we’ve stayed in, the WIFI was slow at times.
Cell Phone Signal: We were able to get two bars with Verizon, and four bars with AT&T. I’m starting to see a pattern with AT&T outdoing Verizon in the Great Plains states.
Conclusion: Would we stay at Victorian Acres again? Maybe for an overnighter, but there simply wasn’t enough to do in Nebraska City to entice us stay there more than one night.