Trip Planner:   USA  /  Utah  /  St. George  /  St. George Temple

St. George Temple, St. George

4.7
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
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. Plan to see St. George Temple and other attractions that appeal to you using our St. George travel planning app.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including St. George Temple
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

St. George Temple reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
916 reviews
Google
4.9
TripAdvisor
  • We saw this spectacular temple lit up at night and drove by. It is undergoing major renovations but the beauty and majesty of the building can still be seen. It’s worth it to walk around the...  more »
  • Beautiful temple to visit. It is under construction until 2020 but still a nice little stop. It was 115 degrees outside so we only got out for a quick picture.  more »
  • I've visited the St. George Temple and the Visitor Center several times, and I must say it is one of the best parts about St. George!! The temple is BEAUTIFUL, and there is so much to learn in the...  more »
Google
  • It seems irreverent to "rate" a sacred religious site, but to share and experience should be appropriate. I've been to this temple several times and love the peaceful feeling that pervades the grounds and the visitors center. If you want to learn more about your creator and feel like you've stepped out of the chaos of normal life for a while then you should go to the visitor center and speak with the volunteers there. Learn the history of the early pioneers and the construction if the temple. They were instructed by God's holy spirit in the construction and the spirit can be felt while you learn about their struggles and accomplishments. Anyone looking for peace and answers to hard life questions should visit.
  • This temple is so fun to go and visit and learn about how it was built. The visitors center is amazing and so informative. Even if you are not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the visitors center is a must visit. The grounds are so beautiful and if you are trying to decide to go visit this temple you better hurry it closes November 4, 2019 for an extended period of time. Just plan on a long wait to attend the temple especially if it is a weekend. Our wait time for the baptistery was 3 hours.
  • What a gorgeous historic landmark! The grounds are pristine and the Temple is stunning! The ancient trees and flowers are absolutely breathtaking. The visitors center was worth the visit as well. Kindest people ever with drinking fountains and restrooms. The history building is fascinating and left me wanting to know more about Saint George and the history of the pioneers who settled there. This is a must see if you want to hit all the amazing historic spots in Saint George!
  • The building architecture is wonderful and a great monument of St. George and of pioneer heritage. A wonderful place to stop as a family and visit the visitor center. The wonderful missionaries can share information about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and about the temple. The visitor center has excellent videos!
  • Great visitors center, including info on the construction of this historic building. Learn about the motivating faith of pioneers that inspired them to build this first temple in the Utah territory. Tour the temple grounds and sample the plums and pecans that can be found on the ground. A great place for photos.

Plan your trip to St. George

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Hidden gems in St. George

4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from St. George

4.9
Duration: 8 hours
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Popular things to do in St. George

See all ›
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Golf in St. George

4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
3.8
Duration: 4 hours

Nearby attractions in St. George

4.6
Duration: 4 hours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in St. George

Plans to St. George Temple by other users

32 days in Utah BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: December, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Southwestern Utah, Phoenix & Central Arizona & Tucson and Southern Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: December Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in Utah & North Bonneville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 22 days in Southeastern Utah, Southwestern Utah & Northern Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in St. George BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in St. George BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans