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Temple Square, Salt Lake City

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Bustling Temple Square is home to a number of tourist attractions, including a large complex owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Family History Library, the largest genealogical library in the world, is a favorite stop. Here, you can delve into your ancestors' past. If you are not a Mormon, you cannot enter the Salt Lake Temple that dominates the square, but you still can explore the grounds and admire the exterior of this striking, 19th-century structure. Pop into the visitor center to see a diorama of the inside of the temple. Learn more about Mormonism at the Church History Museum, home to a large collection of Latter-day Saint artifacts and artwork. Approach a missionary or volunteer docent for a free tour of the square. Using our online itinerary creator, Salt Lake City attractions like Temple Square can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Spending a weekend in Salt Lake City we decided to spend a nice afternoon at Temple Square. The Temple and the surrounding area, sites, and exhibits were very beautiful and interesting. We went around...  more »
  • A few friends and I took a walk around the temple square in the evening. Although the grand template was closed, it is beautifully lit. There is a refelction pool in front of the temple and it gives a...  more »
  • We are Catholic, and we enjoyed visiting and learning the history. The buildings were amazing and large. The free tours might have been a good idea, but our kids didn’t want to do that.  more »
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  • This is a nice place to visit, regardless of your own religious faith. The church keeps the grounds very well maintained year around. If you are up for it, you can talk with members of the church about their beliefs and your own beliefs. The members of the church that you speak with are very respectful; however, they do like to ask a lot of questions to get a better understanding of your life and beliefs. If you are truly not interested in talking, just say so and they will respect that. It’s free to go and generally an enjoyable experience. By the way, parking is available at City Creek, which is located across the street.
  • Temple Square never gets old to me. It is a peaceful and beautiful place to be. The flowers are my favorite in the spring and summer. The Christmas lights are an incredible sight to see There are many things to experience at Temple Square. I recommend visiting the Family History Library, the Church History Museum, getting a tour of Brigham Young’s home, and going to the top of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. There are also movies you can see in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building too. So many things—many more from what I have mentioned here!
  • We visited Temple Square and the conference center recently for a family event. The facilities were very clean and the beautiful landscaping was gorgeous. The helpers were very friendly and courteous. We actually stayed for a little lunch in the temple cafeteria, which I didn’t know existed actually, the the warm meal was delicious. All in all a very nice visit. Thank you for the good experience.
  • Temple Square and the rich history of the Mormon Pioneers are enlightening to the soul. Knowing that it took 40 years to build the temple with hand tools makes this experience more wonderful. There's a special feeling I got while visiting here. The only way I can relate this feeling is it was of happy and warm burning inside of me. Everyone around seemed to have that same experience I was having. Smiling and friendly faces abound. Great place to capture photos! There are water fountains, flowers, a motionless pool, huge planters, trees, plants and many things surrounding the temple that remind one of Christ and the peacefulness he shared. No matter what faith one can enjoy this time spent. The Mormons are not pushy in the way they conduct their faith. Yes there are missionaries walking around, but it's not like they're asking you things and bothering you. They're very friendly and are there if you need any questions answered. Always smiling too. There are many missionaries that speak different languages too, like German, French, Latino, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and more. A must see place on any visit to Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • While I do not subscribe in any way to the beliefs of Mormonism, if you even vaguely appreciate architecture and landscaping you will be impressed by the buildings and parkland surrounding the Tabernacle. You cannot just walk inside the main temple building, of course, as this is reserved for ceremonies and the like. However, do go and enjoy the organ in the Tabernacle (one of the largest in the world). You will not be approached, people will not try to convert you and you are free to enjoy.
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