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Address: 45 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Phone Number: 801-240-3310
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Museum detailing the history of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

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Our kids enjoyed the play area in the basement. My wife and I enjoy seeing the different exhibits they bring in throughout the yeer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nikehutch
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Salt Lake City, Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids enjoyed the play area in the basement. My wife and I enjoy seeing the different exhibits they bring in throughout the yeer.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see in SLC! The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. They were always willing to answer questions but it is really important to remember that the staff genuinely believe the content of the museum which obviously offers no scepticism towards the founding story of the church. But they didn't even once give me an uncomfortable feeling,... More 

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Thank Ashley B
Ogden, United States
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mother took my wife and children and me and I was blown away by the amount of real artifacts from the beginnings of the church. I love the original transcripts and printing press. The clothes and pieces of the temple are amazing. The volunteers told us stories that brought us to tears. The 5 minute video of the first... More 

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Thank Tim H
Brookings, Oregon
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We chose to have a missionary guide us, a discussion driven tour guided experience, without being like they try to convert you. More like: learn the early history of the church. A very nice experience, and, not one that is heavy handedly trying to convert tourists to the faith they believe. Highly recommended.

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Thank Ripped O
Costa Mesa, California, United States
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446 reviews
279 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This museum is first rate. One large section chronicles the history of LDS prophets of God (Presidents of the Church) where one walks through the rooms in the order that each of these 16 men has served. Each of the displays has a photo/painting, some quotes, plus artifacts related to the time in office. Another section of the building contains... More 

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Thank Jim L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised how transparent the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has become in recent years about their history. The general public will see both sides of profound historic events and magnificently preserved artifacts, including: a 180 degree panoramic film that depicts the young Joseph Smith's experience in the woods near his home that resulted in a... More 

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Thank Devin S
Highland, California
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

There is a wonderful spirit in the building as you see the exhibits and learn of the LDS history. Very informative. there is something there for everyone, younger kids and adults alike.

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Billings, Montana
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

There are a few interesting things in the museum but since it is telling a story, illustrated with some stuff, the exhibited collections is limited by the narrative. I suspect there are some very interesting "off topic" items that would be fun and interesting to see in the collection somewhere.

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I felt absolutely amazed as we experienced the Church History Museum together as a family (me, my husband, our 16 year old son, and 14 year old daughter). I had been to the museum a week earlier by myself and was excited to bring my family with me so they could enjoy it as well. The many exhibits hold interest... More 

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Thank Nicole H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Last I drove by they may be remodeling, but as of right now the top floor of the building has a very fun and interactive kid center. It's almost like taking your kids to one of those kid discovery museums but it is free. There is a lot for them to do so plan on staying for a while. The... More 

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