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“Mormon Pioneer Visitor's Center”

Mormon Pioneer Cemetery
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, but they really pushed it hard throughout the whole tour, and even seemed uncomfortable and unnatural doing so. I was very tired and jet lagged and having two of them in this mode did not make it an enjoyable experience. I personally have very devout Christian beliefs, so I can appreciate their sincerity. But it was too much and too frequent. It's unfortunate that their presentation sullied my experience at what is an excellent museum.

4  Thank lbell330
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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.

2  Thank Lisa H
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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.

3  Thank Ralph C
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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.

3  Thank JoRoOmaha
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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 and statues are a heartbreaking reminder of the struggles of these people. Men, women and children were all buried here.

3  Thank HawaiiStateOfMind
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