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Mormon Pioneer Cemetery

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Address: 3215 State St, Omaha, NE 68112
Phone Number: 402 453 9372
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Historic and worthwhile

We saw the cemetery as part of a visit to the nearby museum. This is a really interesting touch of true American history and a reminder of how hard it was for those pioneer folks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2016
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We saw the cemetery as part of a visit to the nearby museum. This is a really interesting touch of true American history and a reminder of how hard it was for those pioneer folks trying to get to Utah and stopped by the cold. Recommend seeing this with the museum. Well worth your time

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

For history buffs, especially those who are Mormon, this cemetery is worth a visit. Very tranquil and well kept, the story of how the Mormons developed their Winter Headquarters en route to Utah and the toll the winter took on their numbers. Across the street at the Mormon Welcome Center there is a bronze statue depicting a pioneer family.

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Thank 24st35
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

If you love old cemeteries, this is a treasure. There are original grave markers from pioneers, and also a beautiful memorial to all the pioneers who died while living at Winter Quaters. A beautiful and peaceful place.

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The World
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I visited this cemetery because I love visiting cemeteries. At first glance, it looked like there were only a handful of grave markers and they were not as striking as I was expecting. However, after visiting the visitors centre I learned that most of the markers were made of wood and therefore long gone. Additionally, the winter quarters were a... More 

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Provo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I come to Omaha a few times a year on business but haven't had a chance to see Winter Quarters until today. I got off my flight and at the last minute, decided to look it up and head there before I headed to my hotel for a week long business trip. It was such a great way to start... More 

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This was my first stop after landing in Omaha and I was excited to see the museum and learn about the Mormon pioneers. The tour starts off with a movie, and the two missionary young ladies who led my tour followed the movie with a very Mormon religious interpretation. I understand that religion was the basis for everything that happened,... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This hidden Omaha gem has a wonderful exhibit of what the Mormons went through on their pilgrimage to Utah. Their time in Omaha history was brief, but valuable. Ad laid the foundation for the town of Florence that later became part of Omaha as the city grew up around it.

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2 Thank Lisa H
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This cometary is a MUST SEE when visiting Omaha. Make sure you take time too tour the visitor center across the street. Tours are conducted by very knowledgable young adults. That can easily answer all your questions.

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Omaha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

If your family immigrated across the US during pioneer days this is an interesting place to visit due to its sculpture and setting. While commemorates the Mormon migration, it's just as relevant if you're not a LDS member. The nearby Mormon Trails Museum tells their story if you're interested.

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3 Thank JoRoOmaha
Aiea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This cemetery is a humbling reminder of a people who were driven to search for a place to live in religious freedom. The LDS temple and visitor center that surround this site are very well taken care of and enjoyable to walk around and visit. Such a nice little refuge in a not so nice part of town. The plaques... More 

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