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Lds TempleThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints also calls Salt Lake City home. One of the state’s top tourist attractions, Temple Square and the surrounding area comprise the physical and historical center of Salt Lake City. As the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ spiritual and business center, this area is revered by millions worldwide.

The spectacular (‘Mormon’) Salt Lake Temple was built using granite from nearby Little Cottonwood Canyon in the middle of the 19th century. The historic building features elaborate masonry work incredible given the city’s remote location and small population at the time the building was erected.

Today, Temple Square brings hundreds of thousands of people to Utah each year to see the temple and its grounds—including a winter light show that includes million of lights decorating trees. Many other Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints facilities are also located downtown—from the Family history Library—the world’s largest genealogy library—to the Museum of Church history and Art to the Beehive House—early church leader Brigham Young’s residence.

Next to the Salt Lake Temple, the Tabernacle building boasts one of the Western United States’ largest and finest pipe organs. With more than11, 000 pipes, the organ sits in a building so acoustically perfect that a pin dropped at the pulpit can be clearly heard throughout the building’s auditorium.

Across the street from the Temple grounds is a massive 20,000+ seat Conference Center. This facility also features a wonderful organ—with more than 7,500 pipes, it’s about two-thirds the size of the Tabernacle organ. Built in 2003, the Schoenstein Organ at the Conference Center features 103 speaking stops, 130 ranks and typically accompanies the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

 

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