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Address: 300 N. Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103-1632
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Museum containing memorabilia from the age of the American pioneers.

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Went to visit this museum. We are new to the area and enjoy thing like that. Plan on a couple of hours to see everything! There is a lot to see here. The artifacts are housed in... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Charles B
Rock Springs, United States
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Rock Springs, United States
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Went to visit this museum. We are new to the area and enjoy thing like that. Plan on a couple of hours to see everything! There is a lot to see here. The artifacts are housed in 2, multi-level buildings. Ask at the entrance for a map. Use the map to get to the area you are interested in seeing.... More 

Thank Charles B
Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

From furniture owned by Joseph Smith to a piano that was buried on the plains to preserve it to carriages to a two-headed goat to musical instruments from the 1800s, this museum has it. It's kind of like a very large small-town museum. Come ready to dig through the volume of stuff here and come ready to reflect on the... More 

Thank SLC84102
Kearns, Utah
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48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This museum is next to the Utah State Capitol. Its a great place to see lots of pioneer artifacts. I think it is the largest I have ever seen of its kind. It is free (with a donation box on site). This museum could take a couple of hours and they have a fun museum hunt for you if you... More 

2 Thank cheryle h
New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

A fabulous museum that has loads of things to see from several decades of western pioneers. The basement includes a carriage house with numerous wagons while the upper floors contain everything from clothing to personal effects. A great place to spend an hour or more.

2 Thank roamer61
Tucson, Arizona
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174 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

When I lived in SLC I used to take visitors here. It is 4 stories of Mormon Pioneer memorabilia and so interesting. You could spend several hours looking and reading about the Pioneers who came from Navo, Illinois to get away from prosecution. I am not Mormon but I still like to come here. It is great for kids too

2 Thank TucsonGrammy
Seattle, Washington
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

This museum houses the largest collection of pioneer artifacts in the country. They are organized by type, from rudimentary medical instruments to musical instruments hauled overland from the east coast. They demonstrate the culture of a people who left modern civilization in Europe or the eastern US to forge a fresh start in an unknown land. It is almost impossible... More 

Thank Momx10
Moe, Australia
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a huge place to visit ,there are 200,000 items housed and on display over 4 levels . Lots of items belonging to the early Mormon pioneers . Must see the refurbished fire truck ,it is a piece of art in its self . Not really suited to young kids as there is a lot of reading involved .you... More 

1 Thank billt1958
Magalia, California
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is the best collection of pioneer artifacts I have ever seen. Four floors of historical collections that took me back. For example, the carriages and buggies were amazing. One could see how people lived, not an easy life with all of the daily tools and implements they had hand crafted. Note that these were not replicas but the real... More 

Thank gordonrlangford
Spokane, Washington
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

I like museums that have tons of stuff to look at, and this place is the best example I've seen! Four floors of pioneer artifacts and photos, tools, wagons, clothing, hand hewn furniture, clothing, art, all from pioneers of the area.

1 Thank Dawn H
Lapeer, Michigan
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This museum was really packed full of collections! The staff was informative and helpful. Lots to see here. Really something for everyone's interest. firetrucks, dolls, textiles, tools, pottery, art...etc etc..

Thank kateclark2015

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