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Father Flanagan's Historic House

137th & W Dodge Rd., Omaha, NE
+1 402-498-1140
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Trully a Must See

Have heard about this place for a long time but had no idea of how large it is and what they offer... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Donna T
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Toledo, Ohio
Great visit.

It was a fun place to go. Always reminds me of Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy. Made me remember... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Sergeant57
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Moorhead, Minnesota
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“boys town” (17 reviews)
“spencer tracy” (3 reviews)
“omaha history” (2 reviews)
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137th & W Dodge Rd., Omaha, NE
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+1 402-498-1140
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Have heard about this place for a long time but had no idea of how large it is and what they offer. They accept children ages 10 through high school.It began with a young Irish pries with 5 boys in a rented home to what...More

1  Thank Donna T
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

It was a fun place to go. Always reminds me of Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy. Made me remember how special Boystown is to so many people.

Thank Sergeant57
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

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.

3  Thank McFerrid
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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
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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
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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

2  Thank gkschwart
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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
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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

4  Thank 53rwd
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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

2  Thank Cindi D
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