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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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Great history of the Mormon Battalion who helped develop San Diego

This was an interesting, interactive history of the Mormon Battalion and their trek across half the US. The missionaries helped with the story and there were a few things for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Richmond, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was an interesting, interactive history of the Mormon Battalion and their trek across half the US. The missionaries helped with the story and there were a few things for the kids to do at the end, like pan for gold, make bricks. Interesting little museum that will keep the kids occupied while learning a little history of San Diego.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Did you know that Mormon Battalion members helped to settle San Diego and surrounding areas in California? The Mormon Battalion Center takes an interesting historical event and brings it to life with technology and storytelling in a way that entertains all ages. This is one of those places where everyone should visit, whether they've travelled hundreds of miles or live... More 

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The tour is informative and well done, although maybe a little corny at times. Our daughter enjoyed panning for gold at the end. They also take an "old time" photo of you and your family. Finally there is a nice view at the top of the building where they even provide binoculars. All this for no cost!

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Montana
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a "must see" if you go to Old Town. It's a great overview of an event that shaped early San Diego history. The guides are very friendly and the facility is beautiful. The tour experience is exceptional.

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Banning, Ca
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

this is across from Heritage Park. docent tour with interesting history given on this 2000 mile watch by these men with some of their wives and children. Gold panning also. Worth your time to visit.

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American Fork, Utah
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Bring the family for some interactive history information and then pan for gold. They also have a good lookout spot with binoculars to look out all over San Diego.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Im not a mormon but I found this informative (not at all boring) and fun. The tour takes almost an hour and is near some old historic houses (just up the hill) which are worth visitng too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Took the family. It was great fun, and time well-spent. I have to say, the cool thing about history is getting into someone's specific perspective of events of the past. You experience their story! I love it when someone knows enough to create that kind of experience for me. It's what makes this a gem of this great city. Highly... More 

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Ontario, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Missionary that guided us was great. Tells a good story. Good time and very interesting. Allow up to an hour. It is free and the technology with the photos was good.

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YUMA
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Interactive forty minute two kept my kids engaged the whole time and I was interested too. Been here years ago and this time was a substantially better experience. Not preachy, if you are worried, but a more generally Christian narrative. Also great lawn behind of picnic.

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