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Address: 7809 Joseph Street, Kirtland, OH 44094
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Description: Kirtland Temple and...
Kirtland Temple and Museum:http://www.kirtlandtemple.org/history.htmlhttp://www.kirtlandtemple.org/tourinfo.htmlThis is one of the most historic buildings in Ohio and an amazing example of pre-Civil War carpentry.
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I'm 65 and spent half my life active in the Mormon Church. I just don't believe all it teaches anymore. I'm still on good terms with it, it's members, and my family. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I'm 65 and spent half my life active in the Mormon Church. I just don't believe all it teaches anymore. I'm still on good terms with it, it's members, and my family. This earliest of Mormon temples holds a lot of history and meaning for the LDS church, but is actually owned and run by a splinter group that parted... More 

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Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

(Disclaimer: I am am member of the LDS church, so the Kirtland temple has huge significance for me) We spent several hours at the temple site and touring the temple. Even though we were the last tour of the evening, the guide took his time, was eager to share his knowledge, and didn't make us feel rushed at all. Learned... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were given a wonderful tour by a member of the Community of Christ Church. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the early saints and the sacrifices they went to in their goal to build a House of the Lord. How grateful we are that this property has been preserved.

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Glenwood, Utah, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I was surprised to find this on the main road in Kirtland. Thought it would be in a more private place. Nonetheless, it is beautiful and I congratulate the Church of Christ for taking such great care of it. Our tour guide was well informed about the history of Kirtland and the temple's purpose.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Temple is awe inspiring. It is so beautiful and has a wonderful feeling inside. It is an important spot in American history. I would recommend it to anyone who is able to visit. Warning -there are a lot of steep steps to climb if you go beyond the ground floor.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've always wanted to visit a Mormon temple. This is their first one. It's now being used more as a community center, with various events and programs, but it still affords one with ideas of what the Mormons value/how they see the world. You take a guided tour, which is a good idea. I found very very interesting the movie... More 

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Ancaster, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

For historic reasons its worth the trip , the temple is in great shape and has so much history to it , its also beautiful. Now as a LDS member it was a spiritual day to know the Saviour was there , the Keys that were handed down there it was overwhelming. I loved it!!!

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Cleveland, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

I love the temple!!! I go here every chance I can. This is where I proposed to my wife. Everyone should go here at least once!!!!!!!

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Antofagasta, Chile
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

During January it´s closed. Anyway It is very exiting to be there!!! The building is in very good conditions, considering that it is very old.

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Rochester
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Wonderfully restored without losing the old time feel...tour guides make you feel the special story of the dedicated people who made the temple in the 1830's. Check out the rules for behavior in the temple...we all could learn from such respect and tolerance today!

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