The Boyhood Home of Johnny Carson
306 S. 13th Street, Norfolk, NE
Johnny Carson’s childhood home is in Norfolk, Nebraska. It is a private residence, but there is a large sign in the front yard, marking the location.
Johnny Carson Mural
3rd and Norfolk Ave., Norfolk, NE
This large mural shows the progression of Johnny Carson’s career. This is a great spot to take a picture!
Elkhorn Valley Museum
515 Queen City Blvd., Norfolk, NE
Heeeeere’s Johnny! The Johnny Carson Gallery opened in September 2002. It contains items that Johnny himself chose to exhibit in his hometown of Norfolk, Nebraska. The gallery is a showcase of Johnny’s formative years, his 30 years on the Tonight Show, and the six Emmys he received during that time. Johnny Carson videos are available in the Museum Gift Shop.
Great American Comedy Festival
See www.greatamericancomedyfestival.com for ticket information.
This local festival pays tribute to the legacy of Johnny Carson. It brings world-class comedians to Norfolk every June.
Johnny Carson Theatre and Track
801 Riverside Blvd., Norfolk, NE
Many community events are held here at Johnny’s alma mater – Norfolk Senior High School
Johnny Carson made many generous donations to the community of Norfolk. Some of his most prominent gifts are the Carson Cancer Center located on the campus of Faith Regional Health Services and the Norfolk Arts Center located in downtown Norfolk.