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  • Free
  • 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

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  • Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing Type
  • Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
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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.

Recent travelers recommend taking a free, guided tour of the square. Tours are not scheduled, but knowledgeable docents are available every day between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Visitors are also welcome to attend the Sunday morning concerts in the Tabernacle, as well as the Thursday evening choir rehearsals (7:30 p.m.), both put on by the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Located in the heart of Salt Lake, Temple Square is open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and admission is free. For more information, visit the Temple Square website.

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#1 Temple Square 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 ... Read more » Jason Mathis / Salt Lake City Convention & Visitors Bureau

#2 Salt Lake City Public Library Whether you like to read or look at beautiful architecture, the stunning and contemporary Salt Lake City Public Library could be worth your while. Located in the downtown area, the ... Read more » Daderot / Wikimedia Commons

#3 Great Salt Lake Clocking in at approximately 1,700 square miles, the Great Salt Lake is the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River. The lake's name comes from the nature ... Read more » Eric Schramm / Salt Lake City Convention & Visitors Bureau

#4 Liberty Park If you're looking to enjoy the great outdoors without leaving the city limits, head over to Liberty Park's 80 acres for any number of outdoorsy activities. There's ... Read more » Argyleist / Flickr

#5 Park City Park City was made for powder hounds. Sitting about 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Park City is home to two major alpine ski spots that sprawl across acres ... Read more » Erin Shields / USNWR

#6 Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort The historic and cultural attractions are interesting and all, but let's face it: Skiing is one of the main reasons to visit Utah. And Salt Lake City is in ... Read more » Richard Cheski / Salt Lake City Convention & Visitors Bureau

#7 Salt Lake Temple 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 ... Read more » Eric Schramm / Salt Lake City Convention & Visitors Bureau

#8 Family History Library Sitting in Temple Square, the Family History Library houses millions of genealogical records profiling more than two billion deceased people, making it the largest library of its kind in the ... Read more » Ricardo630 / Wikimedia Commons

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#11 Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest boasts 2.1 million acres of Mother Nature. Encompassing seven wilderness districts in total, this national park offers a diverse array of landscapes – ranging from verdant ... Read more » Adam Barker / Salt Lake City Convention & Visitors Bureau

#12 Hogle Zoo Home to more than 800 animals, Hogle Zoo allows visitors to get up-close and personal with its residents. Visitors can feed the zoo's rhinos and birds (for additional fees ... Read more » Jake Pollmann / Flickr

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