Founded in 1917 as a shelter for homeless boys, Boys Town continues its mission today as a shelter for at-risk youth that also offers services for their families and communities. Because of the fame bestowed on the Omaha Boys Town by the 1938 movie starring Spencer Tracy as the founder, Father Flanagan, this facility has become a tourist attraction complete with a visitor’s center that explains the history. The Academy Award Tracy won for the role of Flanagan is displayed here, along with an exhibit on the collectible stamps that have served as fundraisers for the facility. A beautiful rose garden adjacent to the Father Flanagan House is one of the many peaceful places to visit on the 900-acre campus.
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