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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Temple Square

Salt Lake City is where the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly referred to as the Mormons, is located. One block downtown, referred to as Temple Square, is where a lot of the church's administration and other buildings are located. We stopped by and wandered around on Friday.

The Tabernacle is a building were lots of meetings are held. It has a big domed roof. Tours of it and many other buildings are offered daily.

One building at Temple Square which tours are not offered of is the Salt Lake City Temple. It is sacred to members of the church, and as such only members in good standing are allowed to enter.

The church did recently make the temple a bit more accessible to those of other faiths. The visitor center on the south side of Temple Square has a scale model which shows the interior of a lot of the building. It's a fascinating display.
The Celestial Room
The Baptistry. The baptismal font rests on the back of 12 oxen, representative of the 12 tribes of Israel.
One of the rooms.
The Assembly Room.

Nearest City:Salt Lake City, UT
GPS Coordinates: N° W°
Time Needed: 2+ hours if you've never been there before
Difficulty: easy
Kid Friendly: yes
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