Boys Town, Nebraska: World's Largest Ball of Stamps

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Boys Town Visitor Center

Address:
Flanagan Blvd, Boys Town, NE
Directions:
West side of the city. US Hwy 6/Dodge St. exit at 137th St. Drive south into Boys Town and take the first left on Flanagan Blvd. The Ball is in the Leon Myers Stamp Center, which is part of the Boys Town Visitors Center.
Hours:
M-F 8 am - 5 pm; Sa 9 am - 4 pm; Su 11 am - 4 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
800-625-1400
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World's Largest Ball of Stamps.

World's Largest Ball of Stamps
32 inches in diameter, weighs 600 pounds, contains a reported 4,655,000 canceled stamps. It was stuck together, layer upon layer, by the Boys Town Stamp Collecting Club starting in 1953. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [03/16/2008]

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Bowl of stamps.

World's Largest Ball of Stamps

A really nice stop if you're visiting Omaha and want some souvenirs. I enjoyed the stamp ball, and there are bins of postage stamps and baseball cards for free, based on the honor system. There is also wall art made of postage stamps. They even have a golf ball and bag of postage stamps for $5, so you can start your own ball of stamps!

[Bianca Giron, 11/21/2019]
World's Largest Ball of Stamps

There is also a very nice museum on the campus that has exhibits showing the history of Boy's Town which is definitely worth spending some time in while you are on campus.

[Clint, 12/30/2015]

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