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Father Flanagan's Historic House

137th & W Dodge Rd., Omaha, NE
+1 402-498-1140
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Glad to Have Visited

This is a reasonably well-done presentation combining the familiar "snapshot in time" re-creation... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stuthehistoryguy
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Omaha, Nebraska
Iconic landmark

Father Flanagan affected so many children and improved their lives. Definitely worth a visit and... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
McFerrid
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Omaha, Nebraska
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137th & W Dodge Rd., Omaha, NE
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+1 402-498-1140
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a reasonably well-done presentation combining the familiar "snapshot in time" re-creation of Father Flanagan's time with exhibits on the man's life and the history of Boys Town. A bit too hagiographic for my tastes, but others may enjoy it more. Might have benefited...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Father Flanagan affected so many children and improved their lives. Definitely worth a visit and something that would make anyone proud.

2  Thank McFerrid
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We stopped here on our way East and it was such a neat place to visit.. Lots of memorabilia and mementos of the 'real' Fr Flanagan, not Pat Orian's house.. Take the time to go thru and see all he did for the orpaned boys...More

1  Thank BooBooBandaid
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for our 2017 Passport Tour and really enjoyed touring this historic house. We never would have thought to visit had it not been on the passport. Loved it!

2  Thank kloverfield
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Part of the Boys Town original campus. Good for an indoor activity on a rainy/cold day. Excellent displays about the evolution of Boys/Girls Town and its founder Fr. Flanagan. Also visit the chapel on campus where Fr. Flanagan (who has been nominated for sainthood) is...More

1  Thank gkschwart
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The visit to Boys Town was the highlight of our visit to Omaha. We learned much and were humbled by the dedication and forward thinking of Father Flanagan. This is worth a visit, we spent three hours there and I wished we could have been...More

1  Thank Michael J
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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...More

3  Thank 53rwd
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

2  Thank Cindi D
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...More

2  Thank Taylor B
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.

3  Thank CaribbeanFan79
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