There’s Nothing Else In The World Like This Enormous Collection In Nebraska

Boys Town in Omaha is one of Nebraska’s most iconic historic locations. Founded in 1917 by Father Edward Flanagan as a facility to care for troubled boys, Boys Town was immortalized in a 1938 movie. It has grown from a single group home for troubled boys into a large residential care facility offering at-risk boys and girls world-class care.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

This video gives a short explanation of how the World’s Largest Ball of Stamps was started and its significance to Boys Town.

You can find the Leon Myers Stamp Center inside the Boys Town Visitors Center on Flanagan Blvd in Boys Town. Learn more about the massive ball of stamps right here.

Interested in learning more about Boys Town? Check out this article from the archives.