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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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+1 801-240-3310
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Museum detailing the history of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

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New 6 Minute "First Vision" Movie A Must See!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Paul S
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Cynthia D
Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The LDS Church History Museum is a great place to visit when visiting Temple Square in SLC, Utah. Lots of displays and history about the church.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

While not at all interested in the Mormon religion, it was interesting to see some of the history of the church.

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Spend your money here. Spend your money here. It's all about hype with this religion. Anyone who believes there were golden plates that Joseph Smith was given by an angel and then they disappeared? Give me a break. These people are all about making money, becoming wealthy. The area is fraught with begging homeless men.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of different displays and interactive exhibits. Good for little ones and adults. All of the volunteers are helpful and friendly.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This museum is updated and very friendly to both kids and history-seeking adults. Don't miss the short film playing on the main floor. The changing art exhibit on a higher floor is worth spending some time at. A separate kids' area is hands-on and very fun.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I loved the paintings. I've had several ethereal dreams, which I found similarities within some of the beautiful artwork. The history lesson is engaging and well represented as well.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Interactive museum is great for kids, and educational for adults that shows history of LDS migration to Utah

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Moe, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was an interesting museum to visit and gives a good description of the birth of the Mormon faith ,lot of reading and interactive displays as well

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