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There were as many guide as you needed. No waiting time and very informational. All questions... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
I4594VDdavidl
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Orem, United States
Beautiful diaramas and information shared

Sweet missionaries shared their testimonies and historic information about the church and its... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
TAMARASW
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

There were as many guide as you needed. No waiting time and very informational. All questions answered.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank I4594VDdavidl
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Sweet missionaries shared their testimonies and historic information about the church and its members, as related to their time in and around Independence. Really helped me understand better what happened here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TAMARASW
Reviewed August 27, 2018

First stop to find out about all the historical sites in Independence. The courthouse itself has a courtroom that Harry Truman presided in. Also in building a collection of Caleb Bingham paintings.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

For people interested in LDS Church history this is a must place to see. Learn about the early settlers and church history. Guided tours will teach you a lot.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

We spent 4 relaxing hours at this inspiring site that was interactive, high quality, and informative. From tearing up to smiling a lot, it was quite an enjoyable and worthwhile experience.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

My husband's ancestors are mormon pioneers. We went to the visitor center & I had a stomach ache and they let me sit in a quiet room by myself for a while. Get the whole family inside the cabin replica and see how they slept...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Leslieann111
Reviewed March 23, 2018

We were so very, very pleased with our visit here. The people were so nice and friendly and helpful. They were very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend you begin your visit at this Visitor Center.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Vicki A
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Although this is an LDS facility, they do a very good job of telling the whole story, in a balanced manner(I'm RLDS). Family friendly.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Marinda_12
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Went there not knowing what the expect. Greeted by two smiling young women who graciously gave us a tour, showing us about the early history of the town and the influence the Mormons had. Of particular interest were the old photographs hanging on the walls....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Steve J
Reviewed July 28, 2017

So much LDS history and VERY informational and definitely worth the time to tour this little facility. Helpful people too. Gave good directions to the walking/car tour and just an all around peaceful stop.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Ninette B
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Response from Leslieann111 | Reviewed this property |
Well there is a lot to do! Make sure you see the pioneer cabin and the printing press down stairs and hear the stories. I’d say give yourself up to 2 hours. Especially if you're with family.
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