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Summer Travel Series: Temple Square

Every year, millions of tourists visit Temple Square at the world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah. At this beautiful 35-acre destination, visitors can learn more about Mormon history and beliefs through free tours that are available in 30 languages by native-speaking guides. The number one tourist destination in Utah, Temple Square is known for its excellent research libraries, cultural activities and activities for people of all ages and all faiths.

Background

Temple Square has been the center of Salt Lake City since the city’s founding by Mormon pioneers in 1847. Just a few days after their arrival, Church president Brigham Young designated a spot to build a temple. The block surrounding that location became known as Temple Square, a designation that has expanded over the years to include several surrounding blocks.

This unique history is one of the major reasons people visit Temple Square, according to Scott Beck, the president and chief executive officer of the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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