Visiting Temple Square in Salt Lake City
Continuing on our #TeligentTravels journey, this week we are in Salt Lake City! Much like Denver, there is plenty to see in Salt Lake City- everything from ski slopes fit for the Olympics or visiting the salty shore of the Great Salt Lake. Across the board though, many people highly recommend visiting Temple Square- so we had to see why. Here are our top 5 reasons why visiting Temple Square is a MUST on your next trip to Salt Lake City!
Sales Engineer- Seth Dubois & Account Manager- Leslie Evans in Temple Square
1. The Historic Buildings
Temple Square is full of beautiful, historic buildings including the Assembly Hall, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and, of course, the Salt Lake Temple. The Salt Lake Temple itself took over 40 years to build, being completed in 1893. While the temple does not allow visitors inside, many other historic buildings offer guided tours or you can explore the outside of these Romanesque architectures on your own.
2. The Gardens
Temple Square covers 35 acres in which holds over 250 flower beds with more than 700 varieties of flowers and plants from all over the world. During the warmer months, these flower beds make for an incredibly colorful experience that makes any walk much more enjoyable.
3. The Christmas Lights
If you happen to visit Temple Square after Thanksgiving, you may not get to experience the garden blooms in its full spectra but Temple Square makes up for it in every colorful way possible. The holiday season is by far the most magical time of the year to visit Temple Square where all 35 acres is transformed into a festive scenery of lights, décor, concerts, and events.
4. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir has called Salt Lake City home since their first performance in 1847. Their current building was built in 1867 and has one of the world’s largest pipe organs, with 11,632 pipes. The 360 person choir has performed around the world, including at several presidential inaugurations. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs weekly concerts and rehearsals that the public can attend, for free.
5. The History
Temple Square is the foundation of Salt Lake City, where pioneers led by Brigham Young settled here. They came to Utah to have a place they could freely practice their religion as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From the Museum of Church History and Art to The Family History Library Center (which is the world’s largest genealogical repository), there is a ton of history crammed into the 35 acres of Temple Square.
Have you visited Temple Square? What was your favorite part?
Stay tuned for new adventures while we explore Denver, Austin, and more of Salt Lake City. Check out our other favorite places to see on the TeligentIP Blog!