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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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  • We love Temple Square it's a very spiritual place where you can feel joy, peace and happiness through the holy spirit. Where you can learn about the Savior, and know he loves you beyond measure! I'm grateful for the atonement as well as the Resurrection through the Savior Jesus Christ and that he lives and that we can because of him be resurrected which is a free gift to all that have ever lived! I'm grateful for prophets! Jesus has always communicated to all of us through the prophets-Amos 3:7! It's so beautiful at Temple Square you need to there!
  • Such attention to detail in this little garden/park. Wonderful for travelers and sight seers to capture the essence of Utah in one picture. Flowers,fountains, and various buildings encompass this nice little find. At night it's lit up as well setting quite a romantic mood. Visitor centers can be reached from here. Benches to sit and enjoy the views from every angle. Access to temple and Mormon tabernacle as well from here.
  • I've been to Temple Square more times than I can count. The grounds are immaculate and beautiful with mature trees, shrubs and thousands of flowers. The architecture of the buildings are awe-inspiring and it's a wonderful, peaceful place to tour or spend time meditating. There are two visitor centers with knowledgeable guides to answer questions. The main visitor center has a large marble statue of Jesus Christ in a rotunda with a beautifully painted vista of the universe as a background. I love spending time there. The Tabernacle is world famous because of it's unusual architecture, amazing acoustics and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir that performs there. You can literally hear a pin drop no matter where you are in the building. And of course, the Temple is there and it is a magnificent architectural wonder worth seeing. You won't be able to go inside unless you're a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also known as Latter-day Saints, LDS, or the more popular nickname of Mormons. I highly recommend a visit. Plan on several hours if you want see everything.
  • This is a great place to go to learn more about the LDS faith and to practice your faith. I have been there many times to see the lights at winter, walk through the visitors center, or go to the temple. I had a great chat with a missionary on a bad day--they are always sweet and willing to answer your questions. In the visitors center, you can learn more about Christ, what is inside the temple, and family. Cute brides and grooms always stand outside the temple, eager to be sealed together, young love. Definitely a one of a kind place. You don't want to miss this educational opportunity.
  • Had a great time visiting Temple Square, with a close friend last week. We were able to visit the great, informational & history museums. Surprisingly enough we had great weather the day of our visit. We were able to enjoy a nice stroll throughout Temple Square. The temple is a glorious vision in itself! I would highly recommend a visit for a date night or just some bonding time with the family. :)
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