Norfolk, Nebraska: Johnny Carson Gallery

Town museum hails its most famous son. Johnny himself helped select the artifacts before he died in 2005. A pilgrimage stop for fans of the old Tonight Show.

Elkhorn Valley Museum

515 Queen City Blvd, Norfolk, NE
Northeast side of town. US Hwy 81/Johnny Carson Blvd into town and turn east onto Elm Ave., which is five blocks north of Hwy 35/Norfolk Ave. Drive east on Elm for five blocks. The Elkhorn Valley Museum will be on the right, at the corner of Elm and 7th St./Queen City Blvd.
Open daily, hours vary. (Call to verify)
Adults $6.00
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Johnny Carson Display

This Elkhorn Valley Museum has a display dedicated to Norfolk native Johnny Carson and a variety of other displays relating to the town's history. It's a newer facility and is a good stop for Johnny Carson fans, but I don't know much else about it. There is also a Johnny Carson theater and I'm pretty sure you can visit the house Johnny grew up in.

[Nicole, 07/17/2006]

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