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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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  • October 3, 2017
    Wonderful historic facility, well maintained grounds and a visitor's center staffed with great people and some good art  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    If you have an hour, this is a beautiful place to go and visit. The visitor center is very informative and usually has a short video that you can watch on various aspects of the LDS church. The Temple...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Beautiful place to visit and walk through the gardens in bloom, great time to reflect and meditate. Visitors need to check out the visitors center for a real treat and better understanding of the LDS ...  more »
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  • May 29, 2017
    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.
  • July 5, 2016
    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.
  • July 7, 2016
    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.
  • May 17, 2016
    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.
  • July 21, 2016
    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!

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