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“Beautiful building, relaxing place to rest, good cafe food”

Joseph Smith Memorial Building
Ranked #11 of 154 things to do in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Tampa, Florida
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160 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Beautiful building, relaxing place to rest, good cafe food”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

We needed a place to cool down after touring in the heat and the cafe was the perfect place. The kids had ice cream, big chocolate chip cookies, sodas and my husband and I shared the raspberry bread pudding, which was wonderful. My sister-in-law is in love with the chocolate mint brownie.

Visited July 2013
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Ottawa, Kansas, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“joseph smith memorial building”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Huge statue of joseph the actual size of goliath here. This building use to be a hotel turned into grand rooms with Chandler s for parties, wedding or receptions.

Visited June 2013
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Idaho
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Best Restrooms in the City”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Seriously--they are gorgeous. The main lobby is worth a see if you enjoy stained glass and just lovely architecture; plus, there's ample comfortable seating and every time we've visited, great piano performances that are just loud enough to enjoy, and not too loud at all. The guides who greeted us were always chipper, invited us to explore every portion of the building, and helped us find resources we needed.

(And the bathrooms? Pretty, very clean, cool and well-ventilated... seriously, we were able to tidy up in comfort, and it was a delightful change from some of the other public restroom options!)

(Hey, when you're the mom of small people with even smaller bladders, you learn to appreciate the beauty of a well-appointed public restroom. Frequently.)

Visited November 2012
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San Diego, California
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135 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Beautiful architecture”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is a great building to visit and it is part of temple square. The architecture inside is amazing. They have rooms that can be rented out of various sizes for weddings, receptions, luncheons and conferences. The catered food is wonderful.

Visited July 2013
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Binghamton, New York
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“restaurant”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Get to the Garden Restaurant. Views are fantastic, food very good for the price. Deep fried pickles a tasty surprise, and the salmon cream soup was great!

Visited June 2013
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