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Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake Temple, which took 40 years to build, is sacred ground for Mormons. While the interior is not open to the public, you can come to the center of the city and photograph the Gothic and Romanesque building that takes up 4 ha (10 acres) and stroll its landscaped gardens. Make Salt Lake Temple part of your personalized Salt Lake City itinerary using our Salt Lake City tour planner.
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  • I've wanted to go to this temple since I was a little girl. It's beautiful. Only members can enter the building but if you're interested to know more there is a display in the visitors centre. It tell...  more »
  • Shame that a house of God is not accesible to a non Mormon. But there is nothing we can do about it. In the visitor center you can see a model how in look like inside the building.  more »
  • Temple square is downtown. Walking distance of the City Creek mall, convention center and the state capitol building.Across the street on West Temple St - is the Family History Library. Just a heads u...  more »
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  • A must stop when visiting salt lake. Beautiful grounds to explore any time of year. Great sculptures fountains and flower gardens. The nearby visitors center is a great spot to learn about Utah history and The Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. Fantastic Christmas lights display around the holidays.
  • I would recommend ALL people to come and experience the majesty of this beautiful temple. The outside inspires awe and wonder. Over 100 years ago, Mormon pioneers came to this place, and built this building. They toiled and labored many long years to build this structure by hand. I would recommend all come and see what devotion these Latter Day Saints put into such an amazing structure built to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  • Where to start. The first time visiting here I really felt something different. Something deep in my heart. There is a special comforting spirit about the SLC Temple i cannot explain. It's a warm, happy, relaxing and glowing joy you get while visiting. You have to visit here. No matter what faith you are.
  • "Hearts must be pure to enter in these walls Where spreads a feast unknown to festive halls. Freely partake, for freely God hath given, And taste the Holy joys that tell of Heaven. Here learn of Him who triumphed o'er the grave, And unto men the keys, the Kingdom gave; Joined here by powers that past and present bind The living and the dead perfection find." - Elder Orson F. Whitney
  • I'm not Mormon, and was sceptical about what kind of experience I'd have here since my views don't align with theirs. It didn't matter. Everyone was super nice, I learned some interesting things about their belief system and the history of their organization. The way that they talk about their faith you can tell that they've felt that they've had to defend and explain themselves their whole lives, so it did come off slightly preach-y. You'll quickly get over that when you see the grounds and buildings they have open for tours, they are AMAZING! The craftsmanship is superb. For sure worth spending a couple hours wandering around listening, learning, and taking in their amazing grounds. We even saw a couple of weddings going on!! FYI, if you're looking to travel to see this the summer of '17: the water features are down for maintenance.