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Six floors full of everything Utah pioneer. Allow a little time if you want to read some of the stories attached to the displays and I encourage you to do that because they are very interesting. The docents were so nice and knowledable, you can...More
Loved the museum, they have so much you could spend 3 hours reading about everything. I had to hurry so I took about 1 hour to go through all the floors. The restored fire wagon was really cool, make sure you see that!
This museum displays plenty of artifacts from pioneers and previous times (including a large collection of arrowheads). It is quite large and contains a lot of information. I was little put off by the fact that they repeatedly refer to Native Americans as "Indians," but...More
I appreciated the emphasis of women's contributions to the settling of the state and to the sacrifices they and their families made to come to Utah. The museum is a research facility, as well, as a repository of the pioneer families' belongings.......things that were carried...More
The Pioneer Memorial Museum houses the world's largest collection of artifacts on one subject--the objects that Mormon pioneers carried with them on their epic westward journey from Nauvoo, Illinois, to the Salt Lake Valley. It is operated by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, an organization...More
So much to see. But photo are not permitted. So many artifacts like furniture, dishes, glasses, photos, etc of the pioneers who settled in Utah. I did not pick up anything about this museum as being Mormon, it's a museum about the pioneer families who...More
Do not expect to gain ANY understanding of LDS Church history here. The museum is a very large collection of stuff associated with early Mormon pioneers & subsequent settlers but NONE of it is very well explained as to its significance in the Mormon story....More
It's up to you what you do in this museum. Stare and learn about every artifacts from railroad to quilting to typical dresses or weapons. There are so ooooo many artifacts. I focusedan on the railroad and the carriage room downstairs. :)