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Address: 13603 Flanagan Blvd, Boys Town, NE 68010-7501
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+1 800-625-1400
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Over 100,000 visitors from across the United States are welcomed to the...

Over 100,000 visitors from across the United States are welcomed to the Village of Boys Town each year. Bring your family and see Father Flanagan's vision for changing the way America cares for children, families and communities at the world-famous Village of Boys Town! Free activities for the whole family!

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An Inspiring place to visit

Start at the visitors center - it has a nice shop, a cafeteria open to the public and a stamp and coin display - including the world's largest ball of stamps. They have stamps... read more

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Omaha
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99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Start at the visitors center - it has a nice shop, a cafeteria open to the public and a stamp and coin display - including the world's largest ball of stamps. They have stamps for sale to add to your collection as well. They will give you a map ther and tell you when tours are. You can tour parts... More 

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adams, NE
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96 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A friend and I visited Boys Town mid January. We live in Lincoln and had never been, so took a day and enjoyed some sights in Omaha. We were absolutely delighted with our tour of Boys Town. What a hidden gem! I would highly recommend the tour. We had a guide ride along with us in our car and show... More 

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Thank sherylselivanoff
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Hadn't been to Boys Town for about 50 years. Amazed how now the city has spread around it. Impressive accomplishment in how it has made such a significant impression with so many young people over the years.

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Thank Scott H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Visited after recommendations and was not disappointed. I was surprised by the scale of the place, you visit the visitor centre, which has a shop/cafe and the only exhibit is the large stamp ball, made from 4.5 million stamps. You then drive about a half mile to the real visitor centre. As the building was empty we were shown around... More 

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Thank daveashuk
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went to this place with my husband and friends for our anniversary. My husband was a child of many foster homes and two adoptive families, so going here really meant a lot to him. And I have to say, I was very very surprised at how very much I enjoyed the visit. We had a great tour guide in the... More 

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Thank Anita R
Olathe, United States
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94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I admit my husband and 23 year old son did not want to stop here, but afterwards, they were happy I insisted on it. The visitors center was amazing and took you through the history and changes that Boys Town has made over the years. Father Flanagan had a true heart for youth and did not see "bad boys" but... More 

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Thank Tina O
Dayton, Ohio, United States
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333 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

While visiting Boy's Town, after the informative and inspiring historical attractions, we stopped in to the visitors' center for a bit of shopping and lunch. The gift shop has lots of high-quality items, if you're eager for a Boy's Town souvenir you will find one you like. Their little restaurant is pretty good. Their prices are quite reasonable. It's cafeteria-style;... More 

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Thank TR26
Chicago, Illinois
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2,780 reviews
1,093 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,778 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

If you've ever seen the classic 1938 movie Boys Town with Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney, you should have been inspired to visit the village, campus and museum west of Omaha, Nebraska. Founded by Father Edward Joseph Flanagan as a boys' orphanage in 1917, Boys Town continues Father Flanagan's mission to save children and heal families. It is a non-profit... More 

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Thank Taylor B
Princeton, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Was there at the end of march. Very nice facility, they do a great job with the kids as they get them ready for living in the every day world.

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Thank 943james
Fort Worth
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

My parents wanted to stop here on our road trip through Nebraska and I found it to be very interesting place with lots of history tied to it. It is a beautiful place and they have a nice museum depicting the history of boys town and father Flanagan. Was a little surprise to find he is entombed on the property... More 

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