Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters, Omaha

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Witness glimpses of the great "Mormon Migration" as you walk beside a covered wagon, pull a handcart, climb in the bunks on a steam ship, and imagine a railroad journey. Exhibits also explore the expulsion from Nauvoo, crossing Iowa, and temporary settlements in the Middle Missouri Valley, including Winter Quarters. Located adjacent to the Mormon Pioneer Cemetery dating from 1846 to 1848.

This page is sponsored and maintained by the Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is intended to provide helpful information about this visitors' center. This page is not intended as an official statement of any views or policies of the Church. For further information about the Church, please visit mormon.org.
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  • I learned a lot about the Mormon Trail, things I never knew before. I would recommend it to anyone that loves History.  more »
  • Based on pioneers "LDS church" travel through Omaha. Take time to walk through, can be done in about a hour. Missionaries are on duty to ask question and to explain the Musuem. Also take time to walk ...  more »
  • I have been here a number of times. The museum is well presented and has some hands on activities for the family. You can tour on your own or have a tour guide to assist. There are several video optio...  more »
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  • Wonderful historic displays covering the period of time the Mormons passed through the area on their trip to west to settle in Utah. It gives great details about how they lived while they were in the area, how they prepared for their journey west, etc. Being a history buff I appreciated the detailed information presented. It serves also as a center explaining the Mormon faith so you will receive some church doctrine to understand why they did what they did in addition to the historical information. It's not obnoxious, but it is a part of the tour. You can easily ignore it if you want to.
  • Our tour was excellent and we really appreciated the opportunity to learn from the sister missionaries. They were both very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed looking at all of the artifacts and recreations which really helped us understand what the pioneers went through at that time. Definitely a must visit!!
  • Rich in accurate history! Exceptionally clean and very well organized. Kind of off the beaten path however worth every expense to attend!
  • This historic site is free to visit. The pictures, displays and memorabilia tell the story of the tragedy at the Winter Quarters and their long trek to Salt Lake. It is their history laid out in visuals that are very moving. Docents are eager and willing to walk you through the exhibits and answer your questions. Across the street is a cemetery where 359 of the Mormon pioneers lie buried. Different displays and events are scheduled here each year. My favorite is the gingerbread event where children display their work focused on a specific theme. I have posted several photos of their work on Google Maps. Nice place to visit and it's free of charge.
  • It was cool. However, I am not trying to become a Mormon. It was quite annoying having young people trying to explain Jesus Christ to you when I've been to Church and learned as a child. Me and my family were there to see the Gingerbread Houses. We wasn't there for that.
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