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Have you ever pulled a handcart?

I was struck by the fortitude of the people who struggled to pull a handcart across the plains and... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
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Worth a quick visit

We visited Martin's Cove with my 2 small children, my adult siblings and parents. The visitors... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I was struck by the fortitude of the people who struggled to pull a handcart across the plains and into the mountains of the western U.S. For a short distance my wife and I pulled an empty handcart about three miles, over a gravel path,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We visited Martin's Cove with my 2 small children, my adult siblings and parents. The visitors center was very informative for the adults, but the kids weren't interested. The kids did enjoy being pulled in a hand cart along the trails. There are 2 trails...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We visited here for a day to understand more of the story of the sacrifices made by the Willy and Martin handcart companies. The guides here were tremendous, giving a great understanding of what transpired at this historic location. We took the time to pull...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank szobell
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We stopped here because of the story and because a couple of ancestors passed through here. We learned many interesting facts about the half a million folks who passed through here on their was West. Touring the ranch house and the companion attraction at the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rhitman32
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Wonderful setting for such a tragic place where the Mormon handcart people had to spend time through a terrible blizzard and freezing temperatures. Great visitor’s center. This place is owned by the Mormon Church so they have their people man the center and give personal...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lastrick
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped by on our spring break. Very cold and windy on trip to SD and on return trip. Great place to stretch legs, take a potty break, and learn some history. People are very friendly here.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GasEngineer
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I came here for a Trek experience. It was amazing. The feelings at the place were so strong. The missionaries there were so helpful and great at teaching the history. It was an unforgettable experience.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Annette H
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is a special spot with a lot of history especially to Mormons. It is well kept and is staffed by Mormon older couples who love it there. They share so much about the Mormon migration west and their struggles. It is truly a special...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Another great history stop along the road in Wyoming just a few miles south of Independence rock. Rip with history.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 007BigBlue
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This place is astounding! It is well kept and well attended by many Mormon missionary couples who obviously love it there. There's so much to learn about the Mormon migration west and the two parties that struggles in this area. Learn the stories before walking...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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