Take a moment to marvel at the fact that this is an old (by American standards) and enormous marble temple in the middle of Utah’s high desert. It’s undeniably audacious when you take into consideration that it was built by pioneers who made a trek through the mountains to build it. It’s such a perfect piece of Utah history and culture and it says a lot about the people who populated the state. When you visit, you’ll find it in the middle of downtown Salt Lake City. It’s bustling and surrounded by a mall of sorts. It’s absolutely worth visiting, especially to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They might have you fill something out so they can send you materials, but it’s worth it. Also, it’s a popular spot for weddings, so you’ll likely see a few going on. Remember to be respectful!
“In downtown Salt Lake City”
Temple Square, located in beautiful downtown Salt Lake City, has all the services needed for a wonderful visit. Amazing restaurants, exquisite gardens and interesting historical sites are found on the thirty-five acre site. Four restaurants include The Roof (award winning buffet), The Garden (with a retractable roof), the Lion House Pantry (Cafeteria style dining in the Historic Home of Brigham Young) and the Nauvoo Café (fast and convenient and good) to fit every taste and budget. There are also beautifully appointed banquet rooms for weddings and special occasions. Free tours of Temple Square and most of the attractions are available.Guided tours and presentations feature historic sites, interactive exhibits, art displays, 70-mm films, parks and gardens. Also featured are the largest genealogy library of its kind in the world and the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. Enjoy all of this in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. Tours are available in more than 40 languages at some locations at no charge to you. Restaurants and catering facilities are available to help enhance your visit as well. Whether you are visiting for the first time or coming back to enjoy Temple Square again we welcome you!
There are two visitors centers here and it's totally surrounded by religious stuff. Many people who visit say it's a spiritual experience. I think the architecture is pretty damn rad. There are volunteers around to answer any questions and they're all super nice. There's a 14sq. foot replica of Jerusalem at the North Visitors Center as well as an 11ft statue of Jesus. There are more exhibits at the South Visitors Center as well, including a detailed history of the Church of Latter Day Saints.
Though I am an atheist, I visit often just to admire the beautiful landscaping and architecture. I highly recommend visiting at least once in your life, regardless of your religious affiliation (or lack thereof).
I've never been to any of the religious attractions, but just walking around the square is great. Lots of awesome buildings and a great place to just hang out and enjoy the day.
Not much to do in Salt Lake City so if you’re here, might as well check it out.
Was excited to see the Temple Square. It is beautiful but I felt very uncomfortable once there. It is so very far off from what I believe that I had to leave. It's not for me.
This place was amazing. So many things and places to take pictures off. Definitely recommend it.
Beautiful architecture and lots of photo opps as you walk through the square.
Beautiful architecture, landscape and history of the development of SLC. Yes there is a religious component with the Sisters who lead the tours, I'm not religious and just glossed over those parts of the talks. Park at the underground lot for the city center, first two hours are free and then 2 dollars an hour. This was a bargain to us as it let us out right in the middle between the beehive house and square.
Temple Square is in the middle of the city, and it was very busy when we drove through on a a Tuesday afternoon. We opted to make it just a driving tour, and not deal with parking or crowds.
A historical and religious educational experience. First class presentations and courteous guides.
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