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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. 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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  • They have an interesting visitors center with some nice videos including the history of the temple and town. Its just a calm repose and nice break in the desert.  more »
  • Amazing what the Mormon pioneers did. What a work of faith and architecture. The girls that work there were sweet and informative.  more »
  • Beautiful grounds and visitor center. Informative and insightful staff (missionaries) at the visitor center. Good movies and things to see and listen too. The family quite enjoyed it.  more »
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  • 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!
  • Nice visitors center for the LDS temple in St. George, UT. Great place to visit. Missionaries there to greet any visitors and answer any questions.