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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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  • We went to see the Christmas lights. They are so amazing. If you are not in the Christmas spirit this place will get you there. The grounds are full of different nationality nativity scenes.  more »
  • I took the free tour of Temple Square and then another one at the Beehive House. The sister missionaries are happy to answer all your questions and to tell you about the history and beliefs of the LDS...  more »
  • Walked through Temple Square at night to view the lights. Just took my breath away. The life size Nativity was so moving. Everything was wonderful.  more »
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  • Went during Christmas time for a wedding. The lights were amazing. The pool in front of the Temple was lit up and was gorgeous. The buildings were amazing architecture. The individuals who had designed the colored lights had put unusual colors together and it turned out beautiful. Something to see for sure regardless of faith.
  • I've come here during the holidays and a month ago and it's just so beautiful and peaceful no matter the time of year. I'd come here everyday if i could. The views all around are so beautiful. During the holidays, obviously temple lights are majestic and you can't help but feel the holiday spirit.
  • Gorgeous, clean, friendly. Yes, the missionaries wanted to talk about the teachings but consider where we are. They were very nice and there was no pressure to stay and talk. Very informative and the Tabernacle, home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, is beautiful! Amazing pipe organ and acoustics! We didn't get to see the choir practice but watched and listened to a very talented gentleman play the organ. Temple Square is a lovely place to take photos! On that note, they allowed photos and videos inside and out with the exception of during performances. We didn't get to see it all but it was a good short visit.
  • Family Oriented Activities! The Best Source of Learning Genealogy and About The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day-Saints and their beliefs! Close nearby to world class mall and other famous place to hang out in Salt Lake City... I Love Temple Square ♡
  • Beautiful flowers in the spring/summer and amazing Christmas lights in the winter! The photo opportunities are incredible. The missionaries are friendly and helpful. I've been to several musical performances too. If you've got time you've got to visit.

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