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Temple Square, Salt Lake City

(4.6/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Temple Square a part of your Salt Lake City vacation plans using our Salt Lake City vacation generator.
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  • It's truly stunning. The architecture is magnificent and the people are very friendly. It's worth a few minutes for a quick stroll.  more »
  • The Church of the Latter Day Saints is an American original. My wife and I visited to learn more about this important American religion. The two groups of young women who guided us through the visitor...  more »
  • We went for a walk around this Mormon landmark during Christmas holiday. The lights, nativity and general feeling of the place was amazing. It is mostly outdoors so dress for weather. The indoor areas...  more »
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  • The area is breathtaking for a downtown area. The square is clean and is always in transition. Different seasons bring different flowers. Christmas season is amazing because they have several outdoor Nativity scenes. The reflection pool is amazing when there are floating lights. There are many many lights between Thanksgiving and New Years. It is cold, but worth bundling up to visit.
  • A peaceful, sacred place. Visitors are welcome to tour the grounds. There are guided tours in loads of different languages or you can roam freely. Certain building permit the public to enter. A few require you to be a be actively participating in and living the gospel of Jesus Christ to enter. During Christmas there are hundreds of thousands of lights put up and it is a beautiful winter scene with nativity scenes about the life of Christ. Visitors Welcome
  • Amazing, beautiful, Pok√©mon and gyms and Poke stops everywhere. Definitely take a tour, or at least walk around and look at the beautiful sculptures and flowers. A very peaceful, beautiful and spiritual place
  • I'm not LDS but I absolutely love visiting Temple Square and do so regularly. Whether to catch Pokemon, admire the architecture, check out their gardens, or enjoy their breathtaking Christmas lights. The staff (including security) are always friendly and the east end of the complex is open 24 hours a day.
  • Beautiful grounds. Very calm and peaceful place. Visit during Christmas! The lights are dazzling and fantastic. Super fun place to take a walk with the family. Make it a day in Salt lake and be sure to visit.