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“Salt Lake Conference”
Review of Temple Square

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Owner description: Dominated by a magnificent six-spired temple, the square is the symbolic heart of the worldwide Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
White House, TN
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“Salt Lake Conference”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

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.

Visited April 2014
3 Thank shawclan
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Most Pleasant Place in SLC”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The gardens are wonderful any time of the including the Christmas season when everything is lighted. Great place for family photos and to relax and ponder.

Visited May 2014
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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

This was my first trip to Utah, and I must say it is spectacular. I knew very little about the Mormon religion or its people but let me tell you after 4 days here I was quite impressed. Their moral values and etiquette toward people of all faiths is remarkable. The way they treated their guests were like family and they had never met me before. The building and structures are quite an exhibit and the flowers and grounds are amazing. Everything is free admission. Some people took exception that they could not enter the Temple but did not take the time to understand their religion. Their Churches are open to the public but their temple is only for their members as it is sacred. The public transportation is Free within the city limits and most people are not aware of this. The services to all is amazing including their welfare exhibit. I also toured the state capital and this was so enjoyable. Free parking as well. The weather was something else as in the end of April we were still experiencing snow squalls The City Center Creek Mall is quite a facility and enjoyable as well, however it is closed on Sundays which was evidenced by a sign at a local bakery in the mall "One cannot live by bread alone". This reminded me of my own state Massachusetts that used to be closed on Sundays but now is open all the time, and I have mixed feelings as to which is correct. There is so much here to learn, and enjoy, this is a place you have to see and explore.

Visited April 2014
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Wasatch Range, Utah
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“So Fun!”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Great experience. Temple lights are amazing, and it is so uplifting and historic! Maybe not so good for kids, but teenagers would definitely enjoy this experience! It is also right across the street from City Creek Mall, so it is fun!

Visited April 2014
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Fairfield, California
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“"The Desert Bloom"”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit. The Temple Square has many attraction for all visitors, from the Purpose of Life to the history of the first settlers of Utah state. The surroundings is full of flowers and lots of fountains.Formerly a desert place, unsuitable for human habitation now Utah became "The Desert Bloom",The structure of Salt Lake Temple is so amazing compare to other buildings around her, once you see it,you can feel the sacrifice of Mormon pioneers building it for 40 yrs.some of the tools they use are displayed inside the visitor center.

Visited April 2014
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