Salt Lake Temple
Joseph Smith Memorial Building
Temple Square Dining
Lion House Pantry
Temple Square Hospitality
This beautifully landscaped 10-acre plot of ground in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City is Utah's most visited attraction. Centerpiece of the Square is the 6-spired granite Salt Lake Temple, and adjacent to this imposing edifice is the domed Tabernacle, home of the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the great Tabernacle organ.
Two visitors' centers with interactive videos, films, Old and New Testament paintings, and an 11-foot replica of Thorvaldsen's Christus are additional attractions.
Enjoy a free concert in the Assembly Hall, a charming Gothic-style building on the southwest corner of Temple Square. International and local artists perform every weekend and some weekdays.
View the Mormon Handcart statue, the Seagull Monument, and other statuary and fountains throughout the lush flower-filled grounds.
In the North Visitors' Center during the winter months, the public is invited to attend a series of family concerts entitled, "Saturday Family Night at Temple Square."
Christmas on Temple Square is a special delight to enjoy, with hundreds of thousands of lights sparkling on trees and shrubs around the Square, a life-size Nativity scene, and musical groups performing nightly throughout December.
Temple Square is within walking distance of two malls, the Salt Lake downtown business district, the Museum of Church History and Art, the Family History Library, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, the Church Office Building, the Beehive House, and the Lion House.
Salt Lake City Temple
Leave the daily stress behind as you wander through Temple Square, a 10-acre refuge with magnificently landscaped grounds surrounding the Salt Lake Temple. Experienced representatives will take you on a complimentary tour of Temple Square (available in 40 languages), including the Tabernacle, the Assembly Hall, two visitors' centers, and the beautiful flower gardens and statuary–or you may wander around on your own.
Music, music, music! On the southwest corner of Temple Square is the Assembly Hall, a charming Gothic-style building with lovely stained-glass windows. This jewel of a building was constructed by Latter-day Saint pioneers in 1877.
The Conference Center, located to the north of Temple Square, was completed in April of 2000. It is open Monday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Free guided tours are available from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call 1-801-240-0075 for more Conference Center information. Groups of 20 or more wishing to tour the Conference Center need to schedule the tour by calling 1-801-240-7888.
Joseph Smith Memorial Building
The Joseph Smith Memorial Building, formerly the Hotel Utah, was built in 1911. This stately building was completely renovated and reopened in 1993. It is named in honor of the man who was instrumental in restoring the gospel of Jesus Christ, translating the Book of Mormon, and organizing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dining and Hospitality
From the elegance of Utah's premier gourmet buffet to the historic home of Brigham Young, Temple Square Hospitality offers a variety of dining options suited to fit any mood or occasion. Enjoy a peaceful lunch break on Main Street Plaza, or have a special night out, and experience Temple Square Hospitality's tradition of exceptional service and hospitality.
For more information, please visit Temple Square Hospitality.
Events and Tours
Joseph Smith The Prophet of the Restoration, a film about the life and legacy of Joseph Smith, founding prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is being shown in the Legacy Theater of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. (Mon.-Sat. 9am – 9pm)
The organ staff and guest organists perform 30-minute Tabernacle Organ Recitals in the Tabernacle from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Sunday recitals will be performed from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle. The impressive pipe organ is a symbol of the importance Latter-day Saints place on worshipping God through music.
View a listing of Temple Square Performances, including concerts, recitals, dramatic productions, and other music and cultural arts events scheduled on Temple Square. Most performances are available to the public free of charge.
Temple Square provides excellent activities for escorted groups, fly/drive, genealogy research, family reunions, and other group and leisure travel. Most of the facilities are free and can be accessed within a 35-acre radius. Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, these attractions and dining facilities are within easy access of many fine hotels, restaurants, and shopping. A great place to start is the Temple Square Garden Tour.