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Church History Museum

45 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Museum detailing the history of the Church of Latter Day Saints.
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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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Columbia, Maryland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

As a Mormon, I appreciated all the original artifacts in the museum. I appreciated learning more about the history of early Salt Lake City and the surrounding area. As a person who just likes history and immigration stories, I appreciated learning about the pioneer experience. As a Mom, I loved the kid room upstairs, like a mini children's museum where... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This a an excellent museum yo learn about the migrations and settlement of the west. The trials of the immigrants were well documented with mock ship bunks set up where kids can experience how it felt to sleep on a little bunk with your entire family. The museum is closing in October for a year long renovation.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
39 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I went here for the second time. The first time I was alone. This time I went with six other people and everyone loved the experience. The staff are well educated and more than helpful. The museum is better than Temple Square.

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Arizona, USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had heard this museum was good and we had a few extra hours in downtown SLC, so we went. It is free. Although it probably means more to Mormons, I'm sure it would also be very interesting to non-Mormons, especially if they enjoy history. There's a fun younger-kid area on the second floor. And a whole display about scouting.... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This museum I would think is probably mainly be interesting to members of the LDS church. There are some amazing artifacts there, and you learn a lot about church history. My kids didn't think they were going to like it but they ended up enjoying it. Worth a stop when in the Temple Square area and it's FREE!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It is a history of pioneers and the Mormon journey. We enjoyed the pictures and exhibits. They have a little gift shop.

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Fountain, Colorado
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10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Regardless of how much you know about the LDS faith, this is a very impressive place (and I'm sure it will be even more so after the upcoming renovation). My husband was sure he was going to be thoroughly bored here, but he spent even more time reading about the exhibits there than I did! Great artifacts from pioneer days... More

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