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Temple Square The Most Visited Attraction in Utah is Temple Square, a Meticulously Landscaped 10-Acre Block in the Heart of Downtown Salt Lake

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he centerpiece is the magnificent Salt Lake Temple, a six-spired granite edifice, which took Mormon pioneers 40 years to complete. The unique domed Tabernacle, built in 1867, is home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Organ recitals are presented daily, and the public is invited to choir rehearsals on Thursday and the Sunday morning broadcasts of Music and the Spoken Word, which is the longest-running continuous network radio broadcast in the world. Complimentary tours of Temple Square are offered in over 40 languages. Temple Square includes two visitor centers where people can learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day

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Saints through art galleries and interactive exhibits. The North Visitors’ Center features an 11-foot replica of Thorvaldsen’s Christus statue. Exhibits at the South Visitors’ Center include a scaled model of the Salt Lake Temple, providing a glimpse inside the historic building. In the southwest corner of the Square is the Assembly Hall, which hosts free concerts and recitals on weekends. Historic buildings, libraries, a museum and the Conference Center, along with landscaped open spaces, have been added to the original 10-acre block, creating the 35 acres at Temple Square. Travelers who have layovers at the Salt Lake International Airport can take a free shuttle to Temple Square and take a tour while they are waiting for their next flight. I

The noteworthy Tabernacle, home to the renowned Tabernacle Choir, invites the public in to choir rehearsals on Thursdays as well as the Sunday morning broadcasts of Music and the Spoken Word.

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