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15 East South Temple

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Free

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Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing, Free Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

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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#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 library has more than 500,000 books and plenty of cozy corners ideal for hunkering down with a good story. Recent visitors say the architecture alone is reason enough to visit, while others appreciated the friendly staff and on-site cafe. There are also a variety of shops and cafes around Library Square (just outside the library), not to mention a garden for those who want to read outside.

The library is open every day of the week (although hours vary depending on the day), and you don't have to pay to peruse. For more information, visit the Salt Lake City Public Library's website.

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