Here's what we saw at the amazing Mormon pageant in upstate New York

Published: Tuesday, July 17 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Some of the cast from the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra, New York, perform during one of the performances held on July 8-9, 12-16, 2011.

Courtesy Hill Cumorah Pageant Public Affairs, LDS Church News

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Our take: Business Insider writer Grace Wyler recently took the opportunity to learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by attending the Hill Cumorah Pageant. Wyler called the event "breathtaking" and considered the special effects "worthy of Broadway." See pictures of the production in Wyler's article.

PALMYRA, N.Y. — Curiosity and speculation about the Mormon religion has reached new heights this year, as the presidential candidacy of Mitt Romney sparks what amounts to a national intro course on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

For those looking for a crash course into the history of Mormonism and its beliefs, there is perhaps no better place than the annual Hill Cumorah pageant, an elaborate Mormon spectacle that takes place here every July.

Read more about Here's what we saw at the amazing Mormon pageant in New York on http://www.businessinsider.com.

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