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Pioneer Memorial Museum

Address: 300 N. Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone Number: 801-538-1050
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Museum containing memorabilia from the age of the American pioneers.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Well organized collection of what the pioneers valued enough to bring 2000 miles in wagons. I enjoyed seeing the clothing and household items. Many families brought pianos and other large treasures. Too much to see in a day. I didn't even look at the wagons and tools. I would like to return. Like many things in SLC, admission is free.... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The ladies that worked here are quite the personalities (especially the more senior of the two!) There is so much to see and it's difficult to not spend all day there. We were quite impressed with the quality of the displays and the variety of things to see. They could easily charge a fee to enter and we would have... More

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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
46 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Huge collection of anything left behind by the original Latter Day Saints who came to the area. According to their beliefs, these pioneers are all saints and their artifacts are preserved here. It was more than a little creepy, this is were I would go for Halloween to get a scare! Very friendly staff who will tell you everything.

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We happened upon this by accident - a happy accident. Helpful women staff (I taught one that the bicycle is called a 'penny farthing' in England). Lots of cherished things brought across the plains (lots from England) arranged by donor rather than by type. The quilts especially caught our eye. Expect to spend several hours here. There is a very... More

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Elkin, NC
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305 reviews 305 reviews
112 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This memorial is an extensive and eclectic collection of pioneer items mainly from the 1800's. It contains about 6 floors or more of items pertaining life in SLC as it was settled in the 1850's to 1900. The memorial is free, and the staff is most helpful. You could spend at least 2 hours easy lookin through all the items.... More

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St. George, Utah
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

It is so nice to get the real history of the Mormon Pioneers created so beautifully in this historic museum. Every display is so nicely presented, similar to the Smithsonian, every detail is captured here. Set aside some time for your visit. You don't want to miss a beat...

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Salt Lake, Utah
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194 reviews 194 reviews
80 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

For a small town Layton has a wealth of history that you would never know if you had not grown up around here, so this is the place to find it out.

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Upminster, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Fascinating place to visit. Roomfuls of displays of all the artifacts the pioneers carried with them. Good for the social history of the time, i.e. what was considered essential and desirable. Items are carefully presented and categorized. but there is a massive amount of stuff. Gives the appearance that anything that survived from that period has been gifted to the... More

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Phnom Penh
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

It's not just a dead museum, IT'S ALIVE! It's like going back in time and seeing and talking with the people that lived and worked to lay the foundation for the luxuries we enjoy today. I've always liked the idea of "time travel," and this is about as close as I've come to it. Very well executed. Kudos for those... More

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Lehi, Utah
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

I have visited this museum with school children over 20 times, and with my children and grandchildren as well. There is so much to see if you are interested in Utah Pioneer artifacts, documents, and photographs: Clothing, furniture, tools, weapons, linens, china, eyeglasses, dolls, musical instruments . . . it's all here. There are not interactive displays. It has changed... More

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