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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

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Address: 2510 Juan Street, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 619-298-3317
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Amazing!

As a member of the Church, I loved visiting this church historical site & learning about our progress towards the current state of the church. I found it was a little bit geared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Gatineau, Canada
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Gatineau, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

As a member of the Church, I loved visiting this church historical site & learning about our progress towards the current state of the church. I found it was a little bit geared towards children (but I presume that is the average audience), altogether I certainly enjoyed my visit. The missionaries (Sisters) here were amazingly excited to lead the tours.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is such a lovely place. You can learn so much about Western US History because it sure is not taught in schools anymore. This is a nice cheap outing for the whole family.

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Washington State
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the interactivity of this historical site. We found the tour guides to be very warm and friendly. The displays were top-notch and very informative, giving you an intimate view into life on the frontier of this unique religious group. Contrary to a previous reviewer, we did not find any of the host attempting to proselyte us or... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

At first I was little sceptical but after I entered the site all of my fears were unfounded. I was with a friend and we were greeted most graciously and the interactive tour was both fun and interesting. Great for family visit when visiting Old Town, San Diego. There's loads of shops, cafes and restaurants so a day trip to... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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69 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After reading the good reviews here and seeing it ranked among the top 10 places in San Diego I was really disappointed. It's a quick tour about how the Mormons came the San Diego followed by innocent tour guides trying to get your contact details or the contact details of a friend in need to recruit you. I really disliked... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This free tour uses animation and video enhanced rooms like you find in Disney World or Universal Studios to explain the trip of pioneers who blazed a trail to San Diego. Localed next to the old houses creates an easy to see location. Tailored to all ages, but especially enjoyable for children, especially the panning for gold activitity. In all,... More 

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Dunlap, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Combine this with the Heritage Village Park of some stunning examples of period and Victorian homes. Can't go inside of most but still worth the stroll to see the various architectural designs. . On the way back, the Morman Battalion Musuem offers a good interpretive overview of the ( voluntary ) enlistment of Mormans to migrate west to help the... More 

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Waterloo
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was one of the first attractions we visited and well worth it. This is a fun interactive tour packed with knowledge of how the troops were formed in Iowa and marched all the way to what they called there new home land. very interesting facts and kids will love it also not just adults. They have a pan for... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I stopped in while walking in Old Town, not knowing what to expect. Had to wait a few minutes before the next group, and was shown a video about the broader LDS influence in California history, which was both entertaining and informative. The main 'tour through history' was led by two very pleasant and earnest young 'sisters' (missionaries) in period... More 

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Folsom, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Adjacent to the Junipero Serra Museum it has the best view of the city and harbor. The Junipero Serra Museum is lovely.

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