Visit to Temple Square is a must for Salt Lake City. You can wander the grounds, but opt for the "guided" tour. The sisters of the church, always two, will provide a guided tour of the first temple, the tabernacle temple, and the north visitor center. The south visitor center is where our group began. It has a very good model of the present day temple. You have to be a special member of the LDS to go into the present day temple. We did miss out on the tour of the conference center. It is separate. The tabernacle the guides give a demonstration of the acoustics, well worth the tour. We had two sisters, one from Spain and one from Sweden. Very nice ladies even if I disagree with their view of Christianity. Not a hard sale for LDS, but they will ask you many times, and offer a Book of Mormon. I understand if you accept it, they consider it a victory, and if you provide contact information, they will follow up, constantly. We were warned by a resident, they will offer for you to view a video of the LDS, which is an opportunity to convert. We had made it clear by our group we were not interested in LDS conversion. Polite but firm. North visitor center is where the statute of Christ is on the second floor accessed by ramp. There is as well a model of Jerusalem which is very interesting. The last stop for us were the paintings of events in Christs life. Again an opportunity for them to discuss LDS. Grounds are very inviting with landscaping, statues, and views of the building. Very interesting and worth the time to wander the grounds. Be sure to get a picture of the temple from State Street.
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