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Description - From 1846 to 1869 tens of thousands of Mormons blazed a trail from Illinois to Utah. The Mormon pioneers made one of the most significant migrations in American History. The completed journey from Nauvoo, Illinois to the Great Salt Lake Valley covered a distance of 1,200 miles. On their way to Utah, the "Saints," as they called themselves, crossed the southern portion of Iowa leaving a lasting influence on the area's cultural history. The Mormons braved the hazardous journey, and in doing so they opened new lands for settlement.

Attractions - The Mormon Trail - Iowa is known for it's Cultural and Historical Attractions.

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Directions from : The auto tour route is marked with the Iowa Mormon Trail signs, and follows Highways 2, 34, 25, and 92 from Nauvoo in the east to Council Bluffs in the west.


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Additional Information:
Iowa Scenic Byways - Iowa offers two National Scenic Byways, Great River Road and Loess Hills Scenic Byway, close to ten state designated byways, the Lewis and Clark Trail and the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail.
South Central Iowa Travel Region -

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Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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