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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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They should make a movie about this place

Historic house give you in site in to how, a very determine Irish Catholic priest, was able to create his on miracle. He was able to rally the support of local people and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic house give you in site in to how, a very determine Irish Catholic priest, was able to create his on miracle. He was able to rally the support of local people and purchase a large tract of land, and start his own town for troubled boys. Boys Town since it's founding 100 years ago has helped thousands of boys... More 

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

A true step back in time to celebrate this humble kind man's life. Founder of Boystown,his home demonstrates his tireless work to improve the lives of young boys

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
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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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.

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Green Bay
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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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Reviewed 17 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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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!

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

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

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