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St. George Temple, St. George

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Although the Salt Lake Temple in the state's capital is more famous, St. George Temple is the first Mormon temple built in Utah after the religious group arrived. The brilliant white-plaster finish on its exterior creates a striking contrast with the surrounding red sandstone buttes that provided much of the building material. Head to the visitor center to discover the story behind the Mormons' journey from Illinois to Utah and the building of this temple. You can also take a free tour of the temple to learn about its three ordinance rooms and 18 sealing rooms. Keep an eye out for the cannon on the temple grounds--Napoleon used it in his attack on Moscow, and the piece traveled through Siberia, Alaska, and California before ending up here. For St. George Temple and beyond, use our St. George vacation builder to get the most from your St. George vacation.
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  • When visiting St. George our friends took us to the LDS Church Visitor Center next to their LDS Temple. It was a wonderful visit. We were warmly greeted and the guides provided us insight into their r...  more »
  • We enjoyed the many displays of the Visitor Center. There were a lot of movies to choose from and interesting interactive displays for the kids to participate in. Wonderful way to spend some time in S...  more »
  • I'm a member of the LDS church & I took a good friend to walk around the grounds and enjoy the peaceful & beautiful building. The temple was first dedicated in 1877. Stop in the visitors center to lea...  more »
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  • A great little stop to learn about the history of the area. We planned to spend 5 minutes and we're there for 45. Guides were great with kids and let us listen to the exhibits in other languages just for fun. The kids loved the big touch screen games and activities. If you are interested they are happy to give you pamphlets and a copy of the Book of Mormon.
  • It;'s cool to see the history and exhibits in the visitor's center, but the "Sisters" they have there are creepy and will try to talk to you about their religion. Also, it's hugely disappointing that non-LDS people can not go inside the temple. It's so beautiful and I would love to see the inside.
  • The visitor center has beautiful artwork. The missionaries are friendly and can answer most questions. The center really focuses on the why they built the temple (the LDS faith). There is a small building detached that has some of the construction history but the main focus is about the LDS faith. The temple isn't open for tours but you can walk around the outside.
  • Beautifully remodeled with a lot of exhibits featuring Utah history and LDS culture. The missionary staff are very helpful and kind and will answer all your questions. The temple grounds are really a beautiful place to be.
  • Nice Missionaries and beautiful building with lots of history to look at! Old maps and designs, brings to life how old this temple really is!