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Church History Museum

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Address: 45 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9006
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Museum detailing the history of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

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So much to see and do here! Great history of the LDS church. It was a pleasure to have the missionaries show us around to all of the exhibits.

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Rigby, Idaho, United States
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Rigby, Idaho, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much to see and do here! Great history of the LDS church. It was a pleasure to have the missionaries show us around to all of the exhibits.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Do you want to learn a little background about the pioneers who settled the valley in hopes of religious freedom? The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints History Library is a great place to look at all of the roots of the Church.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Spent day there 3-11-2017 and used mostly the reading room (which you have to watch a video and register to use). Innumerable journals, maps, directories, etc., to learn about Mormon and family history.

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Thank SLC84102
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This definitely promotes the church's version of history, but it's a very good museum with great artifacts and interactive exhibits. I recommend an 45-60 minutes to go through it if you want to read everything.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I read a review by Maggi H on TripAdvisor, and it was really negative. Since I live just north of Salt Lake City, and my kids were out of school for the day, I decided to check it out for myself. I'm not quite sure what Maggi H was talking about. The museum was free to enter. Yes, it has... More 

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Riverton, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The renovations are great! What an improvement. The volunteers are great to talk to. Activities for the young and old.

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1 Thank Alice W
South Jordan, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This museum is a great way to spend the day, there are so many inactive exhibits for young and old. The 6 minute movie about the first vision was amazing, the panoramic screen makes you feel like you there in real time. So many interesting things to see and do. The staff are enthusiastic and helpful.

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1 Thank Eldon A
Eagle Mountain, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Our biggest problem was we only had two hours to spend there. My kids favorite part was the new movie of the First Vision. Then we spread out and spent time where we each wanted to go. I'll have to go back when I have more time.

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1 Thank Ed B
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Went across the street from Temple Square to the Church History Museum. I had heard the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had made some changes in the building and was intrigued to see what they were. I first noticed how clean and professional the new interactive displays are. Also, the new 6 minute panoramic first vision movie of... More 

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1 Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

I was surprised that for the size of the building there was only a section worth of history. Lots of interactive activities for children, though.

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