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Mormon Pioneer Cemetery

Address: 3215 State St, Omaha, NE 68112
Phone Number: 402 453 9372
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Ranked #30 of 55 Attractions in Omaha
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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The World
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71 reviews 71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I visited this cemetery because I love visiting cemeteries. At first glance, it looked like there were only a handful of grave markers and they were not as striking as I was expecting. However, after visiting the visitors centre I learned that most of the markers were made of wood and therefore long gone. Additionally, the winter quarters were a... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I come to Omaha a few times a year on business but haven't had a chance to see Winter Quarters until today. I got off my flight and at the last minute, decided to look it up and head there before I headed to my hotel for a week long business trip. It was such a great way to start... More 

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This was my first stop after landing in Omaha and I was excited to see the museum and learn about the Mormon pioneers. The tour starts off with a movie, and the two missionary young ladies who led my tour followed the movie with a very Mormon religious interpretation. I understand that religion was the basis for everything that happened,... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This hidden Omaha gem has a wonderful exhibit of what the Mormons went through on their pilgrimage to Utah. Their time in Omaha history was brief, but valuable. Ad laid the foundation for the town of Florence that later became part of Omaha as the city grew up around it.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This cometary is a MUST SEE when visiting Omaha. Make sure you take time too tour the visitor center across the street. Tours are conducted by very knowledgable young adults. That can easily answer all your questions.

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

If your family immigrated across the US during pioneer days this is an interesting place to visit due to its sculpture and setting. While commemorates the Mormon migration, it's just as relevant if you're not a LDS member. The nearby Mormon Trails Museum tells their story if you're interested.

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Aiea, Hawaii
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This cemetery is a humbling reminder of a people who were driven to search for a place to live in religious freedom. The LDS temple and visitor center that surround this site are very well taken care of and enjoyable to walk around and visit. Such a nice little refuge in a not so nice part of town. The plaques... More 

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New York, KY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Visiting this cemetery and the visitors center, across the street, was a wonderful addition to our summer adventure. This was one of 2 historic Latter-day Saint sights we visited this summer and it was both educational and spiritual. To sit and ponder what these pioneers endured, is humbling.

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Minnesota, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

A unique look at history with a sobering view of what life and death must have been like back then...But a very nice memorial to those who suffered during that time period. Very peaceful area with unique headstones and statues.

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Rutledge, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

The museum across from the cemetery is fascinating. Filled with interesting exhibits, maps, dioramas, memorabilia and even a hand-cart, it helped me fill in some of the gaps of my own Mormon roots. However, if you are not of the LDS faith, or are not interested in becoming Mormon, be aware that this museum is run primarily as a missionary... More 

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