2. Boys Town
Anyone who’s a fan of old movies will probably remember “Boy’s Town” with Spencer Tracy, filmed in 1938, based on the true story of Father Flanagan and the institution he opened for the care of young people in 1917. Today, you can visit the original site, featuring Father Flanagan’s shrine, the Garden of the Bible, the Dowd Memorial Chapel and Father Flanagan’s house. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and its motto, “he ain’t heavy mister – he’s my brother” was the inspiration for a song by The Hollies in 1969.