A must when visiting Salt Lake. Named 16th most visited attraction in USA by Forbes Travel Magazine. Headquarters to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, you'll enjoy learning about the history of the church. Free tours are offered daily with no previous reservations. Two visitor centers offer interesting exhibits, statues, religious artifacts, paintings, and more. Explore the famous historical buildings such as the Salt Lake Temple, the domed Tabernacle (home to the famed Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square), the Meeting House, Joseph Smith Memorial Building (formerly Hotel Utah), LDS Conference Center, and the Family History Library.
On Sundays at 9:00 AM, be sure to stop by to witness the Tabernacle Choir in person singing inside the Tabernacle for their weekly "Music and the Spoken Word" - it is free.
Temple Square 16th Most Visited Attraction In United States
*Source: Forbes Travel
A visit to Utah simply is not complete without a tour of Temple Square. Home to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (aka Mormon Church), Temple is a unique historical setting that is very informative, insightful, and worth experiencing. Free tours are offered daily by on-site missionaries. There are two visitor's centers to explore. Temple Square offers the Salt Lake Temple, the famous Tabernacle where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been broadcasting for decades each Sunday morning, as well as the ornate Meetinghouse Chapel, and gorgeous unparallelled meticulously-maintained grounds that make a fantastic photographing opportunity. Also check out the reflecting pool on the east facade of the Temple, and also enjoy several fountains that grace the grounds and add to the experience.
Downtown Vacation Homes Near Temple Square and Salt Palace Convention Center
Stay near Temple Square and visit often. We offer vacation homes located just minutes to Temple Square and City Creek Center. Whether you're in downtown Salt Lake City for business or pleasure, you'll find our downtown Salt Lake City vacation homes conveniently located minutes to Temple Square in the heart of the city, nestled nearby in mountain canyons, and also located in greater Salt Lake City across the valley. From small homes to luxury vacation homes on the mountain near downtown, we have the best downtown Salt Lake City vacation homes you need for any group size or family.
ATTRACTIONS ON TEMPLE SQUARE
Salt Lake Temple
Walking distance. World famous temple of the Mormon Church. Built of solid granite taken from the granite quarries in Little Cottonwood Canyon and transported by oxen. The Salt Lake Temple took 40 years to complete. Thousands sacrificed family, treasure, and their lives to complete this iconic masterpiece that Salt Lake is known for and from which the entire city grid/block system is centered off of. A visit to Salt Lake would not be complete without visiting this gorgeous temple.
North Visitor's Center
Walking distance. Visit the Christus statue in the large universe rotunda overlooking Temple Square. Striking historical exhibits are also on display here as well as religious paintings, diarahmas, as well as several theaters that offer informative videos and information about the beliefs of the LDS Church.
Joseph Smith Memorial Building
Walking distance, located across Main Street Plaza on east side of Temple Square. Offers three restaurants, banquet rooms, and a beautifully ornate architecture worth seeing.
Family History Library
Walking distance, located across West Temple on west side of Temple Square. People come form all over the world to research their family history using the vast database and records the Church offers. It is worth of visit, you may find something out about your great grandfather you never knew.
Walking distance, located across North Temple to the north of Temple Square. Hundreds of thousands of Mormons and visitors flock to this building each year to hear messages from church leaders. This vast building offers a massive auditorium that seats over 20,000 comfortably. It's worth a tour. And don't miss the garden are on the roof.
Church Office Buillding
Walking distance, located to the east of the Temple with walking paths leading to the building. This building is the general office headquarters for church leaders of the Mormon Church.
Walking distance, located on the southwest corner to Temple Square. Home of the Utah Symphony Orchestra and venue for many events and concerts year round.
City Creek Center
Walking distance, located across South Temple on south side of Temple Square. City Creek is a must-see! It offers a unique outdoor shopping experience unlike any other. Complete with a skybridge that spans Main Street, it also offers a retractable roof, several beautiful fountains with water that sings and dances, as well as big name department stores, shops, food court dining, and more.
Events at Temple Square
Salt Palace Convention Center
If you're visiting downtown Salt Lake for a convention, we offer downtown vacation homes just minutes away from the Salt Palace Convention Center. Each year in August and January Salt Lake welcome's the Outdoor Retailer Convention. This is the largest convention in Salt Lake each year. It's highly recommended to secure your downtown vacation home lodging months in advance as they sell out and becomes very difficult to find a vacation homes to stay within 20 minutes of downtown.
Salt Palace Convention Center
walking distance 2 blocks southwest of Temple Square. The Salt Palace Convention Center is home to Outdoor Retailer Summer and Winter Market Conventions, Young Living Convention, doTERRA, USANA, and NuSkin Conventions each year. Recent expansions have have made Salt Lake one of the best convention cities in America.
From Salt Lake International Airport:
Exit airport and prior to connecting onto Interstate 80 eastbound, follow the signs to North Temple, taking the fork to the right. This road will take you over Interstate 80 and eventually turns into North Temple. Continue on North Temple for several miles until you run right into Temple Square.
From the North:
Take Interstate 15 southbound until you reach downtown Salt Lake. Exit off 600 North eastbound. Turn right at 300 West. Continue southbound until you reach North Temple. Turn left. Continue on North Temple eastbound until you run into Temple Square.
From the South:
Take Interstate 15 northbound until you reach downtown Salt Lake. Exit off 600 South heading eastbound. Continue on 600 South through several street lights until you reach West Temple. Turn left onto West Temple. Head northbound through several street lights until you reach North Temple. Temple Square will be on your left.