Mormon Trail Center
A visit to the Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters with your group will allow you all to gain much insight into the 'Mormon Migration'. You will learn the 'struggles and triumphs of Mormon pioneers during their winter migration of 1846', a major event in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Sitting conveniently adjacent to the Mormon Pioneer Cemetery, this free daily visitor's center and museum hold numerous displays of Mormon artifacts and memorabilia from the era (1846-1860). The migration itself took an impressive group of 90,000 Mormon pioneers to the Rocky Mountains, earning it the name the 'Mighty Mormon Migration'.
You will also see a full-sized replica log cabin, covered wagon, oxen and handcart, and bunk of a steamship. Explore subjects such as the explosion from Nauvoo, the crossing of Iowa, and the temporary settlements along the way within the Mid Missouri Valley landscape. For more information opt-in for a guided tour or head across the river to Council Bluffs and visit the Kanesville Tabernacle.