Boys Town

13628 Flanagan Blvd, Boys Town, NE 68010

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  • Picnic Area

  • National

  • Historic

  • Visitor Center

  • Shopping

  • Educational

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About This Destination

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 640-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 Visitor Center is the Gift Shop and Boys Town Café. The café is open M - F 6:45a - 9:45a and 11a - 1:15p.

Hours

Sunday:

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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