The world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcasts its program "Music and The Spoken Word" from the historic ... More
The world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcasts its program "Music and The Spoken Word" from the historic tabernacle. Friendly guides give tours of the tabernacle and grounds, including dropping a pin at the pulpit to demonstrate the amazing acoustics. The architecture of both buildings has been nationally recognized, as has the tabernacle organ, which boasts more than 11,000 pipes and is the 12th largest in the world. Concerts of many types regularly occur in the tabernacle and adjacent assembly hall. Admission to these attractions and the square itself, is free.
I really can't believe that the Temple Square is actually a tourist attraction. It was bad!!! I will never go there in my life again and I know when I tell my family and friends they won't either. It's your choice what you want to do! Good Luck!!!
while temple square is really nice and pretty, there is a dress code to even set foot near it, no swearing, smoking, ect. on the premicise. I know that it is there freedom of religion, but when they own all of main street and most of downtown, it's kind of hard not to cringe thinking about it ya know?
Temple square? Are you kidding me? Who cares about Temple Square? The place is boring. The man-made pond in the middle is the epitome of hypocrisy when it comes to wasting water in the middle of a desert. There's a sign in the water that points out "this water is recycled." That might make a difference if water didn't evaporate. What a waste. I'm going to water my lawn during rain storms just out of spite now.
Go down the street about 1 or 2 thousand blocks until you're out of Utah. Move along folks, nothing to see here.
As far as recent human history in Utah goes, a visit to Temple Square is essential. The guides are friendly, the grounds are serene, and a look at the structures in the square will help give you an idea of the anglo settlement history of Utah. The Assembly Hall is a very beautiful building, even more so than the Temple.
Temple Square is privately owned by the LDS and is understandably teeming with Mormons, so be prepared for a very white-washed and uncritical pro-Mormon experience. The two "tour guides" had very little to say about the history behind Temple Square, and a lot to say about their religion, their scriptures, etc. I would generally recommend that non-Mormon visitors skip the guided tour and explore the place on their own. Also, to get a glimpse of some really bad religious kitsch, go to the top floor of the North Visitors Center. There is a replica statue of Jesus surrounded by murals of "the universe." The guides will even play a recorded "message" from Jesus for you. This is religious Disney at its best.
We were greeted at the North entrance and asked if we'd like to take the "tour". Since AAA had recommended it, we accepted. What a mistake! This is an indoctrination to the Mormon religion and a recital of the faith by the young "missionaries" guiding the tour. For example, we were led to a balcony where we were asked to sit and look at a large statue of Jesus and contemplate. No mention of who sculpted that statue, for example. I could go on about the details of the rest of the "tour" but, be forewarned, this is a propaganda spiel about the Mormon church, not a tour of Temple Square. Thankfully, it lasted only 30 minutes.
Enclosed by 8' tall walls, this Temple Square enclosure looks more like a fortress if you walk along side. Nothing can be seen at street level, sacrificing the view to protect the gray building. you'll have to climb to second or third floor buildings across the street to pek inside. Nothing big. Modest gardens and many doors..
It is only by passing driving a block away that you can see far away the lights aimed at this pale Disney like Sleeping Beauty like castle. Most visitors access the public areas from western gate. Well guarded by four to six nordic type missionaries whose arms clasp behind and greet you with a cautuous smile.
When you get there, all you do is look at a tall temple building. That's all. There is nothing 'fun' about walking around a temple or stairing at a really tall building. Now the Gateway mall was fun, small but more fun then the temple.
First of all you would think it is sort of boring but it was AWESOME espeshelly the people some were a little rude but for the most part it was a great expeiance the tour was awesomei can't wate to go back. It was worth it
The Utah International Hostel is a family owned business since 2002. We are proud of our hostel and most of
all, we love what we do. We are very thankful for the opportunity that we have to serve others ...
Conveniently located seven miles from the Salt Lake International Airport and in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah, the
newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown hotel is the perfect location for both business and weekend ...
The newly renovated Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Airport is located approximately three miles from downtown and two miles from
the airport. They are loacated within easy access to I 15 and I 215, and they are only 30 ...
*Terms & Conditions: Savings calculation is based on Flight + Hotel vacation package bookings for a 3 month period for 2 adults with a 2+ night length of stay compared to price of the same components if booked separately during same period. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, travel dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.