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Father Flanagan's Historic House

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Address: 137th & W Dodge Rd., Omaha, NE
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+1 402-498-1140

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Recalling the priest who founded Boys Town

One thing my wife and I learned while touring Boys Town was that Father Edward J. Flanagan, who founded the famous orphanage for homeless and troubled boys in 1917, has been... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One thing my wife and I learned while touring Boys Town was that Father Edward J. Flanagan, who founded the famous orphanage for homeless and troubled boys in 1917, has been nominated for sainthood. Those who knew the Irish-born priest would argue canonization is long overdue. When touring Boys Town, which is located 10 miles west of Omaha, Nebraska, visitors... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is another historic building that is more of a walk by. You cannot go inside but it's interesting to see.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We stopped, as we suspect many people do, due to fond memories of the movie. The museum was surprisingly interesting and well worth our time.

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Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Boys Town exhibits in the Hall of History were very interesting and inspiring; additional exhibits are being added. Flanagan's house was closed when we visited, so we could only walk around the house on the outside. The Visitors' Center staff were friendly, and the meals in the Visitors' Center cafeteria were very reasonably priced.

Thank Ron H
Green Bay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Boys Town is a great place to visit for the whole family. The campus is home to hundreds of children who are given guidance and a feeling of self-worth

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Mak sure you plan a major part of your sightseeing around this site. It has one of the best and most informative museums I've been to. The grounds are great and tell the complete story of the importance this place has and continues to play in the development of so many young people. This is a visit that just makes... More 

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Due to the rainy cold weather, we decided to head to Boys Town for the morning and are so glad we did! We had an amazing time and we're really encouraged by one man's compassion and the legacy he left. I'd say this should be on every person's to-do list while in Omaha!

Thank AdrienneM61
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Really enjoyed learning more about Boys Town and that it is vibrant and growing. Gift Shop outstanding.

Thank Peg L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

As an educator of Social Studies.... I love Boys Town as a Diversity Experience for Middle and High School students. Fr. Flanagan Timeline: July 13, 1886: Birth, County Roscommon, Near Ballymoe July 18, 1886: Baptized St. Croans Parish, Ballymoe Spring 1904: Completed Secondary School, Summerhill College, Sligo, County Sligo August 27, 1904: Arrived in US, New York City June 29,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Check open hours. Took 7 yr old granddaughter, who was enthralled. Don't forget the rest of Boys Town.

Thank Cyril R

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