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Church History Museum

45 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
801-240-3310
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum detailing the history of the Church of Latter Day Saints.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum detailing the history of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

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Murray
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Next to Temple Square, dedicated to Mormon deeds and culture that dominate Utah history. Informative exhibits.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It isn't off the beaten path, but it is sometimes overlooked with the attractions of Temple Square. For Mormon or non-Mormon, this museum gives you a great look into the history and culture of Satl Lake City. Very family friendly and welcoming. Easy for children to see.

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School
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I'm not an LDS member. But I am a history lover. I felt like I learned so much about those who helped settle the west. Great time, free, and well put together. Way to go!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A very interesting collection of period pieces and one walks around unmolested by LDS eager recruiters - which makes this #1 place !

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New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Beware that the museum will be closing next week for a one-year renovation. It should be even better than before; lots of hands-on activities are planned for kids.

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Bountiful
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I am a local and found a connection with my ancestors in this Museum, a journal of my Great Great grandfather Levi Hancock. Loved the displays of early Salt Lake City and the migration information of the Pioneers!!

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

For this museum you don't pay, go on your own pace , no English they might just have a self guide tour with headphones for you in your language. Interesting also for the children, 3 floors, on the second floor an play area for children, main floor pioneer days, statues and many paintings, changing themes. Outside between the museum and... More 

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Idaho
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My favorite part of this visit to the museum was a great art lecture by a costumed docent, discussing the Paris Art Mission, and what makes a painting Impressionist. Informative, just long enough, and very engaging presentation, with great visuals right there in the museum. My little girls spent quite a long time in the children's gallery. We'll miss the... More 

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Sylacauga, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The museum was so nice. We spent the entire day there and loved it very much. So much to see and do there. Amazing how these people loaded up their belongings and treked across the country blazing a trail until they found a place to rest.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Of course the history is from Mormon perspective, but accept that as a given and what is presented is interesting and informative.

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