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St. George Temple, St. George

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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 .
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  • You can only see the temple from the outside unless you are Mormon. But they have a lovely visitor center that has a lot of information. The staff are really welcoming and polite.  more »
  • The temple is hard to miss from just about anywhere in town. Interesting historical information in the (free) visitors center on site. Missionaries are not pushy so stop in to learn about the history.  more »
  • If you enjoy architectural buildings that make you want to see more, then the St. George Temple is one of them. This Latter-Day Saint (LDS) temple is a a beautiful structure with well-kept grounds in ...  more »
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  • A great place to go to leave the world behind and to ponder the things of eternity! For those of you who are not members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or just not endowed, there is a visitor's center on the NE corner of the temple grounds. The sister missionaries are really nice and accomodating. The St George Utah Temple is a big temple where you can rent the ceremonial clothing, have a white sealing, and has an endowment session every 40 minutes. The workers there are very nice and extraordinarily helpful. It is important, however, to remember that this is the House of the Lord where important ordinances for exaltation are performed for the dead and the living; respect for this is shown by whispering, leaving smart devices in lockers, and letting the peace of this place flood your entire being.
  • This is an incredible temple. I feel so much peace here & it is truly a haven for me. The grounds and the visitor's center are also wonderful and the people are so kind. This place is a piece of heaven on Earth.
  • This is the most beautiful LDS temple I have visited thus far. The exterior is such a brilliant white with beautiful landscaping surrounding the entire building. There's also a visitor's center right next door that gives a little history about the planning, ground breaking, and construction of this historic building. It has an interactive screen that tests your knowledge of geography and other temples around the world. They also have a little theatre where they show a movie, unfortunately I was unable to watch it, however. There are missionaries there if you have any further questions. It was closed when I went but would have loved to have gone inside.
  • Serenity in the desert. A luminous white beacon, representing the faith of Mormon pioneers, who built a thriving community amidst the Red Rocks of southern Utah. The visitors center features well- conceived and presented explanations of the local history and the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Beautiful building, beautiful grounds. I am a member of this faith so of course I am bias. The visitors center on the grounds welcomes all who come in. Wonderful history there and great interactive displays for all ages.
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