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“late comers history” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bluff Fort Historic Site

Bluff Fort Historic Site
550 Black Locust Ave, Bluff, UT 84512
(435)672-9995
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Bluff
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Nevada City, California
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27 attraction reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“late comers history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

This is a reconstruction of the Mormon settlemetns which are mukch more recent in time in comparison to geological time and the ancient native american civilizations....ala amusement park.

Visited October 2011
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Surprise, Arizona
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“Just a place to walk around after dinner. I”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

It was interesting to learn more about the Mormons. It was actually closed, but as we were walking around the "historic" block, there was an opening into the fenced area...so we just walked thru the "fort".

Visited August 2012
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Wickenburg, Arizona
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“Historical Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Loved the historical presevation and ability to walk around on a Sunday een though they were closed. Left donation and name sign in

Visited August 2012
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Price, Utah
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Recreationist history of Mormon settlement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Have been watching this evolve during my trips to Bluff. It was originally envisioned as a place where the Indian, Mormon, and cowboy histories could be interpreted. New leadership among the volunteers who are reestablishing the Mormon's fort shifted the emphasis to the achievements of the LDS church; Indians and other non-Mormons got dropped. The fort seems to be a good example of the enthusiastic efforts of locals to celebrate the parts of their past that serves the present. I guess they could be considered history Bluffs!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“History reconstructed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

The visitors centre is very informative, but the cabins in the fort are mostly reproductions, and lack any authenticity. They look like rather new and chunky garden sheds all of the same one room design with what appears to be a modern fireplace. The only original cabin it seems, is covered by a canopy to protect its fragile state. The residents are obviously proud of their heritage and the story of how the original settlers arrived is interesting but obviously takes no account of the original owners point of view. The place is worth a stop off though.

Visited August 2012
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