Temple Square

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When Mormon pioneer leader Brigham Young first entered the Salt Lake Valley, he chose this spot at the mouth of City Creek Canyon for the headquarters of the Mormon Church, a role it maintains to this day. The buildings in Temple Square range in age from the Tabernacle constructed in the 1860s to the Conference Center constructed in 2000. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the square is the attention to landscaping, which makes the heart of downtown Salt Lake City into a year-round oasis. The church takes particular pride in its Christmas decorations, which make a nighttime downtown stroll, or horse-and-buggy ride, a must on December calendars.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Tabernacle

The tabernacle is known as the home of the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and its impressive organ with 11,623 pipes.…

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Family History Library

Genealogy is important to Mormons. This four-story library houses the world's largest collection of genealogical data, including books, maps, and…

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Museum of Church History and Art

The museum houses a variety of artifacts and works of art relating to the history and doctrine of the Mormon…

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