Temple Square Tours

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When Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, Brigham Young, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), proclaimed, “Here we will build a temple to our God.” That place eventually became known as Temple Square, the centerpiece of which is the Salt Lake Temple—the largest Mormon temple in the world.

The Basics
Located in downtown Salt Lake City, Temple Square is the world headquarters of the LDS Church, as well as Utah’s number-one tourist attraction, drawing millions of visitors each year. In addition to the architecturally impressive temple, the 35-acre (14-hectare) complex includes the tabernacle and its 11,623-pipe organ, two visitor centers, and a museum called the Beehive House, about Brigham Young and his family. 

Those with an interest in genealogy won’t want to miss the Family History Library, the largest of its kind in the world. By bike, trolley, or hop-on hop-off bus, most Salt Lake City sightseeing tours stop at Temple Square.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Temple Square is a must-see for all first-time visitors.
  • Explore the grounds on your own or opt for a guided tour with an organ recital or Mormon Tabernacle Choir performance.
  • The Salt Lake Temple itself isn’t open for tours, but the grounds are.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes; attractions are spread out across 35 acres.
  • All facilities in Temple Square are wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
While the easiest way to reach Temple Square is by car, it’s also possible to take the green or blue TRAX line to either the Temple Square or City Center stop. There are also shuttles from Salt Lake City International Airport that stop at the square.

When to Get There
Temple Square is open daily throughout the year. If possible, plan to visit for a scheduled organ recital or Mormon Tabernacle Choir performance. Live outdoor concerts take place throughout summer, and in winter millions of lights adorn the square and its many holiday-related tableaus.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
A small choir that first performed in 1847 has grown into one of the world’s top music groups. The choir comprises 360 volunteer members who regularly perform a range of spiritual, popular, classic, and contemporary music in the tabernacle. They typically perform each Sunday morning, but Thursday evening rehearsals are also open to the public.
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Address: 50 E North Temple St, Salt Lake City 84150, USA
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Salt Lake City Sightseeing Tour

Go sightseeing in Salt Lake City with ease on this 4-hour coach tour. You’ll see some of Utah's top urban attractions like the Mormon Trail, Temple Square, Old Deseret Village, the State Capitol Building, Fort Douglas and sites from the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Plus, purchase lunch at the Lion House, the former home of pioneer Brigham Young, and take in a live recital at the renowned Mormon Tabernacle.
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Ultimate VIP Salt Lake City Tour with Mormon Tabernacle Organ Recital

Explore Salt Lake City like a VIP on a private walking tour and benefit from the insider knowledge of a local guide. Stroll around the landmarks and gardens of Temple Square, visit the famous Union Pacific Train Station, and explore Capitol Hill and the Utah State Capital building. During the tour, enjoy a memorable pipe organ recital at the legendary Mormon Tabernacle auditorium.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Trolley Tour of Salt Lake City

Explore Salt Lake City on this 1.5-hour trolley tour. Traveling on a replica streetcar, you'll see the city's historical districts and make several photo stops at landmarks and attractions. The uniformed trolley conductor acts as your guide. Select a morning or afternoon tour when booking.
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Best of Salt Lake City - Private Sightseeing Tour

With just one day to experience Salt Lake City, this private tour lets you explore at your own pace and benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide. Stroll around the landmarks and gardens of Temple Square, admire the historic buildings along Brigham Street, visit Capitol Hill and the Utah State Capital building, and enjoy views over Salt Lake City and the surrounding Rocky Mountains.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Big City Loop Tour

Embark on a 3-hour exploratory tour of Salt Lake City by bicycle, departing from Liberty Park. Your locally based guide offers a comprehensive look at the capital city, with multiple stops at points of interest in the greater downtown area. See historical and contemporary monuments and learn about the city’s Mormon pioneers. Light refreshments, bike cruisers and helmets are provided.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Sunset Bike and Brothel Tour

Explore Salt Lake City at sunset and learn about the prostitution history in this capital city of Utah on a guided, 3.5-hour bike and brothel tour. Get a comprehensive look at one of the fastest growing cities in the world, peddling from one point of interest to another, including the old red light districts.
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Ultimate VIP Salt Lake City 2-Hour Small Group Tour

Explore the best attractions of Salt Lake City with a top-rated tour guide on a 2-hour VIP sightseeing tour. You'll receive special attention on this small-group tour of no more than 6 passengers. Discover Utah's #1 tourist attraction, Temple Square, on a guided walk through the flower gardens and century-old buildings. Travel historic Brigham Street to admire 150-year old mansions and hear their charming tales. Experience the historic monuments and mountain views on Capitol Hill and tour the 2nd most beautiful state capitol in America - the sight of Hollywood movies. Enjoy a scenic overlook of the city and Rocky Mountains. Visit the historic Union Pacific train station to hear tales of America's first transcontinental railroad.
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Salt Lake City Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Ultimate Salt Lake City Tour

Hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform or rehearse the "Music and the Spoken Word" concert, the world's longest continually running network broadcast! Then explore the best attractions of Salt Lake City with a professional tour guide who will entertain you with stories and trivia you wouldn't get on your own! See dozens of historic buildings, monuments, and statutes and hear the stories behind them.
  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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