Salt Lake City Journals

Springtime in Temple Square

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A May 2003 trip to Salt Lake City by azsunluvr

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Quote: Thousands of tulips in all varieties and colors are a gift to spring visitors to Salt Lake City’s Temple Square. There are many other gifts to behold in this peaceful place.

Springtime in Temple Square

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Overview

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Tours are free throughout Temple Square. Visit the grand, new Conference Center, the Museum of History and Art, the Tabernacle, the Temple Visitor's Center. Art and artifacts are everywhere, and there is always someone willing to answer your questions. Don't miss "The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" movie in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.Quick Tips: The Family History Library contains the records for more than 2 billion names, with more added constantly. World-renowned for its extensive collection and knowledgeable staff, you can pop in and look up your own ancestors. But don't be ...Read More

Temple Square

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Attraction | "Spring Flowers"

Temple Square Photo, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Thousands of tulips in all varieties and colors are a gift to spring visitors to Salt Lake City’s Temple Square. The gardens have been recognized with prestigious awards from gardening organizations, but are designed to display the beauty and diversity of God’s creations. The fondest hope of those tending these gardens is that visitors will experience feelings of peace and reverence as they stroll through these lovely flowerbeds, 150 years in the making. The garden flowers change with the seasons, utilizing 50 designers and 50 planters. Those who plant the flowers and bulbs are often volunteers. My ow...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 24, 2003

Temple Square
50 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
(801) 240-4872

Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square

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Attraction | "Tabernacle Organ Recital"

Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square Photo, Salt Lake City, Utah
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The Salt Lake Tabernacle offers some very worthwhile, free entertainment. Organ Recitals are held daily. Listen to the famous Tabernacle organ with its 11,623 pipes played by a different organist every day. Each organist chooses pieces and arrangements that are special to him or her. The Tabernacle itself is a marvel of construction. The acoustics are so good that one can hear a pin drop. A demonstration of those acoustics is given at the beginning of the 30 minute recital. The Tabernacle is also where you can listen to the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 24, 2003

Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square
50 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
801 240 3221

Joseph Smith Memorial Building

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Attraction

Joseph Smith Memorial Building Photo, Salt Lake City, Utah
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The Joseph Smith Memorial Building, built in 1911, was formerly the Hotel Utah. It’s been renovated and is a stunning piece of architecture and design. Inside, stand in the middle of the vast lobby and just enjoy the beauty of the wrought iron balconies, marble pillars and tasteful artwork. Visit the FamilySearch Center near the west entrance for help in getting started on your genealogy if the massive Family History Library is too intimidating for you. Keith Merrill, a director known by most...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 24, 2003

Joseph Smith Memorial Building
15 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
+1 801 536 7277

Hilton Salt Lake City Center

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Attraction | "Conference Center"

Hilton Salt Lake City Center Photo, Salt Lake City, Utah
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The Conference Center is an amazing edifice. It houses an auditorium that seats 21,000, with not a bad seat in the house! It was constructed so that there are no pillars blocking the view of the stage. Conferences for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are held here, as well as plays, programs and musical shows. All performances must meet requirements that are family-friendly in accordance with the sacred essence of the building. A free, guided tour of the immaculate granite building will bring you through the auditorium with stops at many striking pieces of art that fill the halls. Artwork by Arnold Frib...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 24, 2003

Hilton Salt Lake City Center
255 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
(801) 238-4877

Museum of Church History and Art

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Attraction

Museum of Church History and Art Photo, Salt Lake City, Utah
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The Museum of Church History and Art is located adjacent to Temple Square, next door to the Family History Library. History The front portion of the building showcases artifacts from the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Pieces that caught my attention: -- Heber J. Grant, 7th president of the church was known for, among other things, his refined apparel. A stunning top hat and coat that he wore are on display. --...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 24, 2003

Museum of Church History and Art
45 North West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
(801) 240-2299