18 Must-See Attractions on and Around Temple Square

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This article was originally published by Deseret News.

Temple Square, a 10-acre complex owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is one of Utah’s most popular tourist attractions.

In 2009, Forbes ranked Temple Square the 16th most visited site in the United States, with 5 million annual visitors.

As the 185th Annual General Conference of the LDS Church approaches, Temple Square is preparing for its semiannual influx in visitors.

DeseretNews.com has compiled this list of 18 must-see attractions for new and seasoned visitors who will flock to Temple Square in the next two weeks.

1. Christus statue

The 11-foot statue of Jesus Christ is located at the top of the rotunda in the North Visitors’ Center.

The statue can be viewed from outside the building through glass windows and up close on the second floor of the visitors’ center.

The North Visitors’ Center is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

2. View from the Church Office Building

Visitors can take in a view of the Salt Lake Valley and the Wasatch Mountains from the 26th floor of the LDS Church Office Building.

Observation decks are located on the east and west sides of the building.

The Church Office Building observation deck is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (October through March) and Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (April through September).

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