United States Utah Salt Lake City

Temple Square

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Temple Square is a 10-acre complex located in downtown Salt Lake City that is home to several iconic landmarks, including the Salt Lake Temple, the Tabernacle, and the Family History Library. The square is a popular tourist destination and cultural center, offering visitors a glimpse into the history and culture of the state of Utah. Visitors can take guided tours, attend concerts and events, and explore the square's beautiful gardens and fountains.

seeker 1 year ago

The Salt Lake Valley was first settled when Brigham Young and roughly 13,000 others arrived in search of a safe haven from religious persecution. These settlers built the city from the ground up, including Salt Lake’s iconic Temple Square which hosts the city’s most important historical and religious landmarks. No trip to SLC would be complete without a visit here!

emmabarfus 1 year ago

For the most beautiful temples (and buildings) in Salt Lake City, Temple Square is the place to go! This 10-acre plot is the center of the city, and includes the Salt Lake Temple, the Assembly Hall, and extensive gardens.

amy.mac 1 year ago

Temple Square Guides

  • Salt Lake City in One Day

    stillontheroad (Giada Matera)
    Here are the spots I've been to when I visited SLC for just a day. Love when all the most important landmarks are walking distance.
  • Historic Salt Lake City Walking Tour

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Salt Lake City, Utah is a city rich in history and culture, with a story that spans back over 170 years. A Salt Lake City history walking tour is a unique opportunity to explore the city's past and present, and to gain a deeper understanding of the people and events that have shaped this vibrant community. From the founding of the Mormon Church and the arrival of the pioneers, to the construction of the state capitol and the city's growth as a center of industry and commerce, there is much to discover on a Salt Lake City history walking tour. Whether you are a local looking to learn more about your city, or a visitor eager to explore Salt Lake City's fascinating past, this walking tour is a must-see experience.
  • Top Historical Sites and Landmarks in Salt Lake City

    amy.mac (Amy McMahon)
    Salt Lake City, Utah's capital, is full of important and iconic historical landmarks. The city was established by Mormon pioneers in 1847, who went to build a city full of beautiful temples and memorials. Even if you're not a member of the LDS church, though, as the Crossroads of the West, Salt Lake has plenty of other worthwhile historical monuments scattered throughout the city and surrounding region. Whether you want to see temples or churches, historical houses or original farms, there's something for you to see in Salt Lake City!
  • One Perfect Day in Salt Lake City

    emmabarfus (Emma Lee)
    Utah is famous for having stunning natural beauty that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Thousands of visitors flock to the south of the state to drive through Zion National Park, hike in the iconic Arches National Park, or skydive over Moab’s red rock. Salt Lake City, the state’s capital, is often overlooked by travelers but that needs to change. This charming city sparks the perfect balance between bustling city life and relaxing nature. Hike through the Wasatch Mountains, sample the city’s unique international cuisine, ski in the "greatest snow on earth", and explore historical landmarks– Salt Lake City has something for everyone. Here's how to spend one perfect day in the Beehive state's capital from a native Utahn who has visited SLC hundreds of times!