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“Historic beauty, great views, interesting history and great food at the top!”

Joseph Smith Memorial Building
Ranked #11 of 156 things to do in Salt Lake City
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Owner description: Building owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, housing two restaurants, a small movie theater and a variety of banquet halls for rent.
Brigham City, Utah
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Historic beauty, great views, interesting history and great food at the top!”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

The ceiling is jaw-dropping gorgeous! Building is fun to walk through and to explore all of the fancy restored rooms. There is a chapel inside! The Garden Room restaurant at the top, where you can look out and see the city and temple from above,is yummy with great service.

Visited February 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“a hub of activity”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

there are restaurants, libraries, chapels, performances, views, tours and a whole lot of history inside this beautiful building. right next to the temple square its an excellent place to stop for some food or just expand your tour of the mormon landmarks.

Visited February 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
326 reviews
314 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Interiors!”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Interior of the building is very interesting. You can also get to the top floor. View from there is nice but nowhere near places like NYC or Las Vegas.

Visited January 2014
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Belmont, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“History preserved”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

This building has been beautifully preserved and repurposed to keep an active and contributing building in the center city. One can sit in the lobby and enjoy the quiet ambiance will taking in the art and architecture. There is a cafe on the first floor where you can grab an inexpensive but very good breakfast or lunch.

Part of the buildings original function continues, as a hotel it hosted many marriage receptions, and that function continues today. It also continues to host business functions and events. If you want something more substantial to eat you can go up to the tenth floor and eat in the casual Garden restaurant or the more formal The Roof restaurant.

In another part of the building there is a Family History research area where you can learn how to find your ancestors or view a movie free movie about Joseph Smith.

Visited February 2014
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Mesa, Arizona
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55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wow, what a beautiful piece of architecture”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

These types of historical buildings are awe inspiring. It houses a family history center where you can check on your genealogy, or visit the Nauvoo cafe for a bite to eat. At one time it was called the Hotel Utah and now it is center for Familysearch.org one of the biggest genealogical websites.

Visited December 2013
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