The famous Spencer Tracey film, for which he won an Academy
Award, was based on the true story of Father Flanagan and his
creation of a haven for abused and abandoned boys. Today, the
program has evolved into the Girls and Boys Town organization, with
over 20 sites nationwide. The original Village of Boys Town in
Omaha is still thriving. Visitors can wander the Hall of History
(home to Tracey's Oscar), the Father Flanagan House, the Dowd
Memorial Chapel and other sites in this idyllic spot.
Address: W. Dodge Rd
Telephone: (402) 498 1142
Opening Time: Visitors centre: Monday to Friday 8am-5pm; Saturday
9am-4pm; Sunday 11am-4pm.