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Boys Town

14100 Crawford St, 13628 Flanagan Blvd, Boys Town, NE 68010-7520
+1 402-498-1141
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SO RUDE!!

They yelled at a little girl, a grandma, and everyone in our family. They followed us around and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Toby R
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Important mission

Boys Town is of course a legendary institution, and it is worth a visit to see it in person. We... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
aatbender
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Dandridge, Tennessee
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Established in 1917 by Father Edward J. Flanagan, Boys Town is a national organization saving children and healing families across America. The village was made famous by the 1938 award-winning movie "Boys Town," staring Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney. The Hall of History features Tracy's Academy Award and presents an exciting review of Boys Town's founding and impact on the lives of children. The Father Flanagan House Museum is the renovated home of Boys Town's founder and features a glimpse at early life at Boys Town. Other attractions on the 900-acre site include Father Flanagan's Tomb, Dowd Memorial Chapel, Chambers Chapel, Garden of the Bible, the "Two Brothers" statue and the Leon Myers Stamp Center that houses the "World's Largest Ball of Postage Stamps." Located inside the Visitors Center is the gift shop and Boys Town Café. The café is open M - F 6:45a - 9:45a and 11a - 1:15p.
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  • Poor1%
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14100 Crawford St, 13628 Flanagan Blvd, Boys Town, NE 68010-7520
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They yelled at a little girl, a grandma, and everyone in our family. They followed us around and made sure that we wouldn’t touch anything. They falsely accused a little girl of touching the statues. We were bullied us out of the building and it...More

Thank Toby R
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Boys Town is of course a legendary institution, and it is worth a visit to see it in person. We were fortunate to be on site when several boys were going through their citizenship ceremony. Then we checked out the museum and Father Flanagan’s historic...More

Thank aatbender
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We were on a group trip to Omaha, and this was on our itinerary. I would not have chose this if I was on my own, and I would have really missed out! We stopped at the visitor center and a guide came on and...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

What a phenomenal story! Father Flanagan came from Ireland intent on helping American society’s down and trodden. Unfortunately, he discovered the drunks and former prisoners weren’t interested or able to change their ways. He then turned his attention to boys knowing that a stable home...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

I was driven around Boy's Town by a couple who used to work there so I got an insider's take on the place. Our first stop was the museum that was closing in 20 minutes so we weren't able to spend too much time there...More

Thank Marcus427
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Our tour bus stopped at the visitors center and picked up a tour guide. We spent about 2 hours there driving around the campus to see the sites and went into multiple buildings. We ate lunch lunch at the Boys Town Cafe which was pretty...More

Thank skipsaundra
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful visit to Boys Town. The Flanagan House is decorated for Christmas now and a must see. It remains as it was when Fr. Flanagan was there. Dowd Memorial Chapel is beautiful and is also where Fr. Flanagan is buried. It is a lovely campus...More

Thank woochicki
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We saw the church, the history museum, and Father’s home. Our tour guide was great and really added to the experience.

Thank 50StateTravelers
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I was extremely impressed with the Boys Town tour. Rory was our guide. He was a wealth of knowledge and history. He talked from the heart. I was flabbergasted at how little I really knew about this awesome facility. The important people associated with Boys...More

Thank bbbs2016
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I donate to Boys Town every year (esp. at Christmas) and I was glad to actually see the place/organization that I donate to. I was surprised at how huge the place was with all the dorms/buildings and how nice and clean with big grassy areas...More

Thank Indybindy
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Deaners2
30 May 2018|
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Response from bbbs2016 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but would imagine so. This is a small town with it's own zip code. Fire department, health care, police department and suicide prevention call center. I would contact them and let them know your desire to... More
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Lynne F
15 May 2018|
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Response from Melodycthomas | Reviewed this property |
No. The Bible gardens are outside without charge. The admissions charge is small any way and goes to help a good cause. You will get a map of the complex with several things to explore. Make the donation.
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James H
13 August 2015|
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Response from JohnColo | Reviewed this property |
The campus is strictly for the kids. There is a visitor center and you can tour the entire square mile of facilities. There is no hotel on site. I recall there is a hotel within a half mile off Dodge st.
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