Temple Square

Temple Square which includes a fountain, heritage architecture and a garden
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This historical central square spans three city blocks, with gardens and some of the most significant buildings of the Mormon Church.

The tall spirals of the ornate Salt Lake Temple are a landmark in Temple Square. This gathering place is of great importance to Mormons and fascinating for all visitors interested in history and architecture. The 35 acres (14 hectares) includes some historical and sacred Mormon buildings. Explore the neo-Gothic temple, the domed Tabernacle, and the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Stroll among gardens and flowerbeds in summer.The land on which Temple Square sits has been an integral part of the Mormon faith since 1847, when Mormon pioneers from Illinois arrived in Utah under the leadership of Brigham Young. The church president instantly picked this place to become the religion’s sacred center in Utah. Young’s gravesite is in the Mormon Pioneer Memorial, and a commemorative statue overlooks the square. His mansion, the Beehive House, is now a museum. Visit the Temple, the centerpiece of the square. Go next door to the North Visitors’ Center to learn more about Mormon culture. The domed center was once a temporary annex to the temple. Volunteers point tourists in the direction of key attractions. The South Visitors’ Center focuses on family relations, which is an integral part of the Mormon religion. The fascinating Church History Museum showcases Mormon artifacts and artwork. During summer, join a free tour of the colorful gardens with reflecting pool on the Main Street Plaza. The soaring Church Office Building, the LDS headquarters, offers superb views from its observation deck. At the end of the day, enjoy dinner inside the impressive Joseph Smith Memorial Building. You can also listen to a moving performance by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in the domed Tabernacle building or in the Conference Center. Temple Square is open daily. Check the LDS website for visitor center opening hours. Most sites are closed on Sundays. Parking in the city center can be expensive and difficult to find, but there are numerous public transport options.

Top Hotels Close to Temple Square

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
3 out of 5
122 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $110 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Salt Lake City. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,233 reviews)
"I liked that this property was clean, however we were met at the front desk with housekeeping not taking care of rooms for long term stays due to covid. I was recently at a Marriott and had a housekeeper daily to freshen up the room. Also It would have been nice to have a dining option at least for ..."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
Little America Hotel
Little America Hotel
4 out of 5
500 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $117 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Salt Lake City. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the restaurant and the WiFi in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,892 reviews)
"Gum on floor of room, hairs everywhere, bathroom floor had a lot of crumbs. My husband and I both said it seemed like maybe the maids were rushed or lazy. Other than than, no other complaints worth noting."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Little America Hotel
The Grand America Hotel
The Grand America Hotel
5 out of 5
555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
The price is $319 per night from Jun 30 to Jul 1
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Salt Lake City. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (972 reviews)
"This property was beautiful and close to everything downtown."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

The Grand America Hotel
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Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
3 out of 5
122 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $110 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
Little America Hotel
Little America Hotel
4 out of 5
500 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $117 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
Little America Hotel
The Grand America Hotel
The Grand America Hotel
5 out of 5
555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
The price is $319 per night from Jun 30 to Jul 1
The Grand America Hotel
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City
3 out of 5
230 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $149 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City
Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
4 out of 5
215 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $141 per night from Jul 8 to Jul 9
Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
Hilton Salt Lake City Center
Hilton Salt Lake City Center
4 out of 5
255 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $141 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Hilton Salt Lake City Center
Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
4 out of 5
75 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $149 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 2
Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, an IHG Hotel
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
15 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $199 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, an IHG Hotel
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway
3 out of 5
55 N 400 West St, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $193 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.