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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

2510 Juan Street, San Diego, CA
619-298-3317
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Ranked #11 of 231 attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Flagstaff
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I knew some of the history of the batallion but did not recognize the role it played in current US borders or the influence in San Diego. Theatrical presentation makes it more fun than reading plaques. Kids will really like it and panning for gold. Great location for exploring old town San Diego afterwards.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The tour was a little cheesy but the historical information was great. It's family friendly for all ages.

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MN
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This interactive experience was highly recommended. We were not disappointed. There is no admission fee. It is a worthwhile use of your time when visiting Old Town.

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Porter Ranch, CA
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It's not so much that this site is a great place with wonderful monuments. But it has a great view of Mission Bay and the Jetty. Stand here and look out at the view and imagine, what did the first settlers think when they looked out from this spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I really enjoyed this piece of history and the staff were so friendly and knowledgeable. I wish I had more time to see the exhibits properly.

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

liked the ease of visiting the site. located in old town, there is a lot more to visit when you finish. nothing to dislike.

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slc
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a slice of history that is little known. It is a great presentation with interactive holograms. That makes it great for children. The guides are kind and open to small kids and their questions. At the end the kids can pan for gold. We enjoyed it and the kids were entertained.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had two hours before catching our flight back home, so we decided to go to Mormon Battalion based on the positive feedback on Tripadvisor. It was a very fun experience! Although it is a bit cheesy as another reviewer mentioned, and it is like a Disney ride, it is for everyone aged 1 - 100! The ending of the... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We did not realize there was so much history. It was a great interactive presentation about the mormon trek. My sons enjoyed and learned quite a bit. They panned for gold and learned how to make bricks. A must see.

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Midway, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Visiting Old Town is a pleasant way to spend an evening. While in Old Town you should do two things:1) Visit the Mormon Battalion site. The tour is about 30 minutes and is simple and friendly. It is a good interactive tour which will keep the kids engaged. Yes there is reference to the Mormons but it is not overbearing.... More

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