Salt Lake Temple#7 in Best Things To Do in Salt Lake City
Rising a whopping 210 feet over the square, this impressive six-spire structure is the universal icon of the Mormon Church. While you are not allowed to enter the church itself, recent visitors said that the beautiful grounds are worth touring.
Recent visitors agree that that this should be your first stop when touring Temple Square, and many noted that the staff at the visitor centers and museum were friendly and knowledgeable.
Visitors are welcome every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and you don't have to pay to admire the temple's stunning architecture and grounds. While here, it's important to remember that religious events – such as baptisms and marriages – are still held in the temple on a regular basis. For more information, visit the Temple Square website.
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Temple Square's three-block plaza is home to nearly 20 attractions related to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's anchored by the towering Salt Lake Temple – where, among other things, weekly meetings of the church's governing bodies are held – and other fascinating buildings like the expansive Tabernacle and the Gothic-style Assembly Hall, which offer insight into the history and development of the Mormon church. You should also stop by the Family History Library, the largest genealogy library in the world. Once you've toured the sites, stroll through the square's scenic gardens and past the gurgling fountains.
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