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Joseph Smith Memorial Building

Address: 15 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Phone Number: 801 536 7277
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Science Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Building owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, housing two restaurants, a small...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Science Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: Building owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, housing two restaurants, a small movie theater and a variety of banquet halls for rent.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

During Christmas season, it will have multiple choirs to perform Christmas songs every day. It is a really enjoyable moment of our trip to temple square. Sitting in the sofa in the lobby and listening to the beautiful songs.

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Rigby, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

watched meet the Mormons and enjoyed all of the history of the building. The roof and the cafe are terrific. we love this place

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Kent
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

From the moment you walk into the building you are greeted by smiling faces. We came in December so they had a giant Christmas tree decorated to the nines and they had a choir singing on the 1st floor which sounded beautiful. The atmosphere was so warm and friendly. We were given a FREE tour which was very informative and... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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58 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The building itself is okay, it's not mind blowing but for SLC, it's nice. The place I liked here was the family history centre. Whilst the kids played and did their own thing, the volunteers helped me trace back a few generations some family members. It has got me hooked and i learned a lot. There's toilets, fountains there etc.... More 

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New York City
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I highly recommend the cafe directly behind the large statue of Mr. Smith, right off the lobby. Not expensive, and a very good selection of sandwiches and soups.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a very beautiful building with a lot of history. We attended a wedding reception on the ninth floor with a beautiful view of the Salt Lake City Temple. It's a breathtaking view when the lights come on. There is also a restaurant and a deli/cafe, which were nice options earlier in the day.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This museum is one of the best that gives the history of the Mormon church. It is so well done that you want to see it more than once.

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Evanston, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

From the impressive lobby with the live piano music to the Family Search Center, this is not an in-and-out spectacle. The movie theater features historical LDS movies while the Family Search Center is the perfect place to find out what you know about your ancestors and how easy, or challenging, it might be to find out much more about your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Sometimes one wonders - the building has certainly cost a huge amount, and I asked myself if the money spent for it wouldn't be better spent for other purposes. Everywhere one sees Mormons, of course, who are ready to speak to you, always in a friendly way. We were in the diner in the ground floor, which is well kept... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Worth it as a former grand hotel in downtown Salt Lake. Now great food on the top floors, phenomenal view of the Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square, Family Search to find your ancestors and your heritage and beautiful gardens. At Christmas, beautifully decorated too. .

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