Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah is 35 acres of attractions dedicated to the Mormon religion and Brigham Young. Even though development of the Salt Lake Temple started in 1853, it was nearly forty years until the build completed. Due to transportation limitations for materials, the construction took longer than anticipated. During this time, the transcontinental railroad was built, with the Golden Spike being driven home in nearby Promontory Point, Utah.
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Even as the city around it thrived and grew throughout the turn of the century and beyond, Temple Square continues to be the center of Salt Lake City and the state of Utah’s most historic location. Visitors to Temple Square can find hospitality services provided by a Deseret Management Company called Temple Square Hospitality. This facility can trace its heritage back to the world-class Hotel Utah, completed in 1911. The structure was a hotel for the better part of seventy-six years before closing its doors for renovations. As the building was going through remodeling, the hospitality, and service for which the hotel was known for continued in The Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
Since 1988, when Temple Square Hospitality was created to see to the dining needs of those visiting, Temple Square has expanded into three catering facilities, a bakery, four restaurants, and a flower department. Temple Square’s mission is to provide its visitors with superb service and above average hospitality.
Temple Square offers a variety of attractions for visitors in the heart of Salt Lake City. Sitting on thirty-five acres of land, visitors to Temple Square will have no shortage of entertainment options. Some of these attractions include:
Salt Lake Temple
Learn about how this great building was constructed and visit the breathtaking grounds of the temple during any season.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Performances of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are free. This volunteer choir has entertained in venues across the world.
North Visitors Center
Here, visitors can view a display of Jerusalem during the New Testament, see the life of Christ in paintings throughout the building, and interact with some of the interesting exhibits.
South Visitors Center
A scale replica of the beautiful Salt Lake Temple is on display in the South Visitors Center. Meticulous details of each room are on exhibit, and visitors can learn why completion of the building took four decades.
The residence of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Tabernacle is considered to be one of the most acoustically sound structures in the world.
The Beehive House
Take a tour of the home of Brigham Young. Discover the meaning behind the name of The Beehive House, while learning what it was like to live during the days of the early pioneers.
Built from extra materials of the Salt Lake Temple, Assembly Hall offers the opportunity to attend concerts, lectures, and other special events.
Church History Museum
Take a tour through the Church History Museum to discover stories of the Restoration along with the Latter-Day Saints' cultural legacy.
Activities for Kids
Visitors will find many family-friendly exhibits and displays that show off the history and cultural impact of Temple Square.
Seating five hundred guests, the Legacy Theater provides family-friendly films on a regular basis throughout the week (except on Sunday).
God’s Plan for His Family
This interactive experience is a six-room exhibit that displays family life through struggles, victories, and challenges.
Temple Square Hospitality provides a variety of locations to eat in Salt Lake City, including an elegant dining experience of Utah's premier buffet to Brigham Young's home. With several options to choose from, visitors will have no difficulty finding a meal for any occasion.
The Roof Restaurant
Dining at The Roof Restaurant is a premier buffet with fantastic views of downtown Salt Lake City. This dining establishment is considered one of the best in the downtown area, with modern desserts and signature international cuisines.
The Garden Restaurant
Visit the Garden Restaurant to indulge in upscale American fare while taking in breathtaking views of the city below. This Salt Lake Restaurant offers a retractable skylight for open-air dining, with fountains, trees, and flowers throughout the establishment.
The perfect spot for lunch, Nauvoo Café offers hot-carved sandwiches, delicious soups, fresh salads and signature turkey pot pies made from scratch. Eat-in or get it to go, but do not miss out on this great Salt Lake sandwich shop.
Lion House Pantry
Visitors in the mood for home-style cooking and comfort food should swing by this 19th century home of Brigham Young. Dining at the Lion House Pantry offers a step back into history while enjoying a delicious meal in downtown Salt Lake City.
50 North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84150, Phone: 801-531-1000