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“Beautiful and Peaceful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. George Temple

St. George Temple
440 S. 300 East, St. George, UT
435/673-5181
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Ranked #1 of 27 Attractions in St. George
Type: Religious Sites
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St. George, Utah
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Peaceful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The beautiful white LDS temple stands in stark contrast to the Red Rock surrounding it and can be seen while driving into the city. The grounds are kept immaculate and are very peaceful. One can enter the temple grounds and walk freely inside the gates around the temple without anyone from the church approaching them. There is a visitors center also on the premises. As it is a church site, while visiting the visitors center, one must expect to hear Mormon doctrine, all about the pioneer construction and about Mormon culture in general.
At Christmas time there is a nativity and beautifully recorded Christmas music being played by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. There is a peaceful rose garden with benches where one can sit and relax and ponder. There are ripe fig trees in the summer and Chestnut trees in December that they shake out and anyone can come collect the nuts.
Anyone is allowed to visit the temple grounds and the visitors center but only those members of the LDS church with temple recommends are allowed to actually enter the temple itself. Some may find this offensive, however members of the LDS faith believe that the temple is the most sacred place on earth, a place where they make sacred covenants with God.
Whenever a new LDS temple is built there is always an open house where anyone is allowed to enter into the temple and walk through all the rooms.

Visited July 2013
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“Visitor center and grounds only...but very unique!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This gorgeous white building is the center piece to a busy community. Built by pioneers, it is the first operational Mormon temple, even before the Salt Lake City Temple! The visitor center is an excellent place for families and groups to spend a hot afternoon. The temple grounds are always decorated with beautiful flowers and sometimes baby hawks are seen nesting in the tall old trees.

Visited July 2013
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St. George, Utah
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“St. George Temple Visitors Center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Beautiful setting. Includes a history of the area and the building of the Temple. Everybody is welcome. One can spend a few minutes or hours in the visitor center. The Temple grounds are well kept and a peaseful place to relax and enjoy

Visited April 2013
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“Breathtaking and spiritual!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I love coming to this Temple. It is so beautiful and peaceful. The visitor center is great as well if you would like to learn more about temples and the LDS Church.

Visited June 2013
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sandy, utah
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“oldest LDS temple still in operation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Beautiful pioneer construction, standing stark white against the desert landscape. Check out the ripe fig tree (July) on the south side of the building!

Visited July 2013
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