Joseph Smith Memorial Building

Joseph Smith Memorial Building

Joseph Smith Memorial Building
4.5
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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
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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
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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Home_and_Dry_PSB
San Francisco, CA35 contributions
I would recommend this "attraction" highly for people who want to be harrassed by missionaries about the Mormon church. Because, apparently, that is the sole purpose of marketing this building to tourists. I innocently thought that the genealogy center was a resource I could use to research my ancestors. I was wrong-- the price to pay for using these computers was the companionship of a missionary who instead of listening to my actual requests reagarding my search wanted to talk about her church and why it "was ture". I thought that throwing up my arms and yelling, "Please leave me alone!" would be rude, so i finally just left. If I had been willing to convert to Mormonsim, I'm sure I would have enjoyed my visit much more.
Written September 19, 2006
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John W
Salt Lake City, UT14 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
Just for Mormon members, the Joseph Smith statue was gross and ugly. His church is no longer humble or nice. I was happy to leave and walk three blocks south for a cocktail to get over this experience.
Written November 12, 2015
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jpDills
Whittier, CA213 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We stayed at the Ellerbeck Mansion for two nights last week and had a very welcoming and comfortable stay. We went downtown to Temple Square and had dinner at one of the restaurants in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. What an impressive building. Apparently it was built about 100 years ago and the detail is well worth the visit. Just find a chair in the lobby and look at the ceiling. Then venture around the building as the Family History Services are located here. When you are ready, go to the top floor and take in the view. Day or night, both views are special. I recommend a stop.
Written April 8, 2019
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DivaBlueDog
Denver, CO31 contributions
Mar 2019 • Business
We only walked in as we went to The Roof restaurant, but the first floor with stained glass ceiling and statue of Joseph Smith is impressive.
Written March 10, 2019
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Lloyd T
Granbury, TX94 contributions
Dec 2018
This beautiful old building is a must see when in Salt Lake City. Originally an ornate luxery hotel, now a part of the Temple Square complex. Staffed with friendly helpful people. There are 2 or 3 restaurants located in this building. The lobby and 10th floor are still in their original, long ago state. The 10th floor is an observatory floor and the views to the Tabernacle and Temple grounds is spectacular. Viewing to the east side of the building will give you a great view of more of the city and a panoramic view of the mountains to the south and east. Make time to visit this old, but beautiful and useful building.
Written January 6, 2019
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researcher59
Heswall, UK356 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Now the admin headquarters of the LDS this is a beautiful building which retains its grandeur as what was the best hotel in STC.
Oddly the cafe on the ground floor doesn't sell hot coffee (a rather random concession to the religious beliefs of the landlords).
The Mormons willingly give you a tour of the building. The highlight is to top floor with the views of the State Capitol, temple Square and downtown SLC. All free and no attempt at religious conversion.
Written September 28, 2017
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islandlorna2
London, Canada6,156 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Enjoyed very much, so much history.
We learned a lot of history.... Not knowing anything about Joseph Smith it was an eye opener
Written March 9, 2016
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jameslohse
Provo, UT36 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
You have to walk into the lobby of this former hotel, it has great history! Yes there are missionaries in there but they are not that pushy so don't let that stop you :)
Written April 6, 2015
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17Ilovetotravel
South Jordan, UT21 contributions
I love to walk through here whenever I am downtown Salt Lake City. It has been lovingly restored and the interior decor is stunning, from the stained-glass ceiling to the detailed moldings, it is just beautiful Besides the lobby, there are beautiful rooms and restaurants upstairs as well. The restarants overlook Temple Square, which is lovely any time of the year.
Written December 5, 2014
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manuel f
Memphis, TN5 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
A visit to Temple Square which included the Joseph Smith building was an enlightening experience. Our entire tour which also included the conference center and the taping of the Mormon Tabernacle choir Sunday show is a must see. The Latter Day Saints tour guides could not have been more gracious as they led us thru this gorgeous complex The Lion House, located next to the Temple Square, is a great place for a delicious home cooked meal at a reasonable price.
Written June 26, 2014
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