As far as area attractions go, the number of things to do and see in Utah’s capital is second to none. Temple Square appeals to visitors because of its all-encompassing services right in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. Spanning three city blocks, the 35-acre site features nearly 20 attractions centered on the history and genealogy of Mormonism, including several churches, libraries, restaurants, gardens, and even a museum. Whether you’re a history buff or just taking in the sights, Temple Square should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Salt Lake City.
Approximately five million tourists are drawn to Temple Square every year, making it the most popular destination in Salt Lake City. The grounds have two visitor centers to answer any questions about Mormon history and beliefs, and guided tours are available in over 40 languages. Most of these amenities can be seen in a relatively short amount of time, and the space is laid out nicely for self-guided walking tours. Some of the main attractions to see if you’re planning a visit include these:
- Salt Lake Temple: This neo-gothic style temple can be admired during the day or night with its beautiful grounds and sparkling lights.
- Salt Lake Tabernacle: Hear the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearse while taking in the remarkable architecture of this dome-shaped building.
- Beehive House: Take a step back into 1855 and tour the former residence of Brigham Young, the leader of the Latter-day Saints movement.
- Museum of Church History and Art: Featuring a variety of exhibits and displays, visitors will get a hands-on experience for what life was like for the pioneers of Utah.
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From the historical landmarks and museums to its religious temples and halls, Temple Square provides visitors with plenty of sightseeing activities to fill up one day of your vacation to Salt Lake City. After visiting this beautiful site, make sure to enjoy the other recreational activities the area has to offer. Jordanelle Rentals & Marina offers affordable boat rentals, jet ski rentals, paddle board rentals, and kayak rentals in nearby Heber City. Contact us at (435) 615-7397 for more information or to reserve a rental today! We also have a full-service marina and pro-shop to take care of all of your boating services. Looking for some other fun activities to enjoy in Utah? Visit our affiliated snowmobile and ATV rental company — Lofty Peaks Adventures LLC.