Temple Square

Temple Square, Salt Lake City

Temple Square
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites • Gardens
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
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Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Dominated by a magnificent six-spired temple, the square is the symbolic heart of the worldwide Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints.
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Iluvlabbies
Nashville, TN481 contributions
Couples
We toured all over Temple Square this morning after attending the free performance by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. We made an online reservation for a free tour with one of the student missionaries. The north visitors center was the meeting place. Both the young ladies explained the history of the tabernacle and the background of the Mormon faith. They demonstrated the amazing acoustics in the tabernacle where they dropped 3 straight pins and the sound could be heard all over the church. They have us an explanation of the building of the temple, how LDS couples are bound with family for eternity, and the return of the anointing with Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. After that tour, we went across the street to the conference Center to tour the rooftop gardens. Temple Square sits on 35 acres and there is a lot to see. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as you will do a lot of walking.
Written July 17, 2022
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Liz S
Biloxi, MS1,541 contributions
Couples
A trip to Salt Lake City would not be complete without a trip to visit Temple Square. The grounds were filled with beautiful gardens and very friendly young ladies doing their mission stay. The architecture of the buildings were beautiful and the three organs were spectacular. We got to hear an organ recital which is free to the public each day at noon. A trek to the top of one building gave a beautiful view of the city. They were building a new foundation on the main tabernacle.
Written July 15, 2022
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WeBvacations
275 contributions
Temple Square is a must see but beware due to an earthquake a few years ago the Temple was damaged and there is major construction going on for the next 6 years. Even so I recommend visiting the square. It is beautiful, expansive, peaceful and lots to see. We caught an organ concert in the Tabernacle, walked the grounds (decorated for Christmas), went to the Beehive House and took a tour (loved it!). You can grab lunch across the street at the mall area and continue your exploration. Talk to some of the missionaries - they are delightful!
Written December 27, 2021
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jra3
Wisconsin760 contributions
Couples
Not a Mormon, just checking it out. Beautiful buildings and grounds. Main Temple building is going through some reconstruction, and is all fenced off. Would recommend visiting around noon when they offer a free organ recital.
Written March 16, 2021
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Bob S
Batavia, IL1,044 contributions
Under Construction due to Earthquake. We walked the entire mile around the square. We did walk up to the Tabernacle, Assembly Hall, Church Office Building, The Beehive House, and around the Joseph Smith Building. Everything else was under major construction. Huge construction barriers are everywhere, scaffolding covers the Temple and views of everything are blocked. Visit when the construction is done. I visited when I was a teenager. the whole square was truly beautiful and memorable.
Written April 10, 2022
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Austin_Housewife
Austin, TX16 contributions
Family
It’s under renovation, so the temple is covered in scaffolding and everything appeared to be closed to the public. However, you can still get a sense of the overall grandeur and beauty of it. Plus, the surrounding area is very nice with other beautiful churches, restaurants, and shopping within a mile.
Written July 20, 2022
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SuperDuper Coach
Mitcham, Australia154 contributions
Although the main temple is covered in scaffolding, as the foundations are being shored up and made earthquake proof, and above ground it is being renovated, the rest of the area was spectacular. Stretching for a couple of city blocks, this is THE center for the Mormons, and no expense has been spared in making their buildings the best they can be. Even if you have no interest in religion, the buildings are a sight to behold. We visited the assembly hall, the tabernacle, the church and the convention center. A religion person would likely describe the buildings as being the best money can buy out of respect the for the lord and because of the significance of this place; a non religious person may describe the buildings as uber opulent and reflective of how much money must be sloshing through the organisation. Either way, this is a must do in Salt Lake City.
On every door of every floor of every building there are two early 20s Mormon girls in pretty dresses that greet you and engage you in conversation. It can be a little awkward but its not intrusive and they absolutely do not try to ‘get you in” it isn’t like that.
We spent maybe 2.5 hours in the buildings.
Written April 10, 2022
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Anthony
New York City, NY664 contributions
In past visits, this was a nice place to take a stroll and look around. Unfortunately, there is a lot of construction at the moment. The Salt Lake Temple is covered in scaffolding and they have dug completely into the foundation probably for earthquake retrofitting. Parts of the square are also closed off.

Still worth a quick stop if you are in the area.
Written November 4, 2021
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cornwall15
Durham, NC153 contributions
We visited this during our stay to try and better understand the people and history of the city. Not being Mormon ourselves we weren't sure what to expect, but we found an area that is well cared for and maintained. Many volunteers are present throughout the area to help answer any questions that you have and generally make you feel welcome. Some places are off-limits to non-mormons, but there is still a great freedom to roam this area. The volunteers will make each visit unique.

We used a parking deck just south of temple square.
Written September 29, 2021
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OklahomaMomOf3
Cape Coral, FL2,093 contributions
Because of the presence and influence in Salt Lake City especially, I wanted to see and learn more about the Latter Day Saints (Mormon) faith and, essentially, their mecca. Besides the very large main Temple which we were unable to enter at the time, there are many buildings in the square, including an educational center that has much of the history on easy to read and follow displays. Inside this center, there was a model Temple to show what's inside on each floor. There were also volunteers available to answer questions or tell you more. We were able to go into the hall where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs, and heard some rehearsals. There are also guided tours available, and a building that specifically houses genealogy that anyone can access for free.
This was a very informative visit. If I'd had more time, I would have taken advantage of the genealogy research they offer.
Written January 14, 2020
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