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Pioneer Memorial Museum

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Six floors full of everything Utah pioneer. Allow a little time if you want to read some of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amazing place!

Restored first fire truck (gorgeous) and remarkable collection! Rooms & floors & shelves of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Museum containing memorabilia from the age of the American pioneers.
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300 N Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103-1632
+1 801-532-6479
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 4fromkansas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restored first fire truck (gorgeous) and remarkable collection! Rooms & floors & shelves of countless artifacts: wagons, embroidery, quilts, period rooms, quilts, weapons, toys, models, dolls, tools, sewing machines, chairs, maps, histories, portraits, beds, China, eyeglasses, trunks, pretty much everything & anything from that era...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank qstreet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kyliem1981
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kcmontalvo
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 949sharonl
Reviewed 16 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 11 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank P F B
Reviewed 3 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank aussiewanderers
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

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. :) It's free.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank aecaro
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Worth the visit. The story of Salt Lake and Utah were both well told and I saw may interesting artifacts.

Date of experience: March 2018
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