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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
27 helpful votes 27 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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Florida, USA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband and I decided to take a look inside this museum to see what it was all about. We were very interested to walk through and read all about the settlers to the area, see their mementos, and learned so much about Mormon culture and how the early settlers established Salt Lake City. Well worth the visit!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The early settlement and history of those who came to SLC well depicted with many exhibits. A model of the temple is also constructed for those who can enter the temple. Can also preregister here for the library to save time in the library. Volunteers throughout to direct and assist you.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you're a history buff and want to know more about the history of Mormonism, this is a must see. Plan to spend at least 2 hours or more. Run by senior couple missionaries, very reverent and hallowed feeling in these walls. Lots of interesting stories and artifacts that bring the LDS church history to life. A must see!

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Rancho Cucamonga
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24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was our first trip to SCL w/ our kids. One on our stops was the Church History Museum. Disclaimer - we are Mormon so this was significant to us. They displays are great, info is great, tours available if you desire, volunteers are there to answer any questions. There are beautiful artifacts & artwork. It has a great Boy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Don't think of it as a museum for a religion, but think of it as a regular museum. There's a nice self guided walking tour you can take of the whole thing. It's worth it to learn of the history of the religion, but also of the history of Salt Lake City itself.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very interesting information about the history of the Mormon church from it's beginning. Art exhibit upstairs is worth 30 minutes at least.

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Tooele, Utah
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Every so often the Church History Museum displays artifacts going back over a hundred years or more from the pioneer era. How the LDS church came about and the hardships the early members had to endure...another great family and learning experience.

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