Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah
50 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150| Map |
Home base to more than 20 top visitor attractions relating to Mormon pioneer history, it’s no wonder that historic Temple Square is Utah's most popular tourist destination. Families can take their time strolling from one attraction to the next, relax in a park and stop for snacks or lunch along Temple Square’s three city blocks in downtown Salt Lake City. The best place to start is at the South Visitors Center to pick up brochures and maps. The square’s most ornate building is Assembly Hall, which is used today for free weekend concerts featuring local and international artists. Although concerts are free, only those ages 8 and older will be admitted. The Salt Lake Tabernacle, home to the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir, usually offers tours and visitors are welcome to attend choir rehearsals on Thursday evenings. The North Visitors Center, housing an 11-foot statue of Jesus Christ, also has exhibits, art and films about Mormon history. At the Family History Library, containing the world's largest collection of genealogical resources, visitors can research information about their own ancestors. Kids will enjoy the Museum of Church History and Art, featuring hands-on exhibits, including covered wagons and a model log home. Visitors can also see an 1830 edition of The Book of Mormon, as well as historical actors, films and demonstrations. Temple Square has numerous restaurants and cafes as well as a food court.
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Since parking near Temple Square is limited, visitors should consider taking public transportation. The Utah Transit Authority operates numerous bus routes and rail lines in the Temple Square area.
Address: 50 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150| Map
Phone: 800-537-9703, 801-24
Hours: Year-round More Info
Price: Free More Info
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A beautiful spiritual place to visitFlag review
When we lived in Utah, one of our favorite places to visit was Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City. Temple Square consists of the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the original Mormon Tabernacle, and the LDS Temple, which was built in the mid 1800s. All exhibits in Temple Square are free of charge and there are plenty of young LDS missionaries who will provide tours of the grounds. The best time of the year to go is during Christmas time. The entire Temple Square is decorated with thousands upon thousands of Christmas lights. Crowds can get rather big in the evenings, but it is worth the visit to see all the decorations. You also need to check the schedule of the tabernacle, which has shows all musical shows frequently. It is fun to sit and listen to the large pipe organ in the original tabernacle. A definite must see when in Salt Lake City.
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Christmas time is the best time to visit.
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