Tucson Arizona Temple Opens its Doors to the Public

Tucson Arizona Mormon Temple

The Tucson Arizona Mormon Temple is complete. A three-week open house is slated to begin on Saturday, June 3rd, and run through June 24th. (There are no tours on Sundays.) Construction began in October 2015, and this will make six temples for Arizona.

Reservations can be made at https://templeopenhouse.churchofjesuschrist.org  According to Tucson News Now, 85,000 people have already made reservations. The church has added another 20,000 tickets to meet demand. Dignitaries have visited the temple this week.

Tucson’s Mormon Temple is one of a kind because it sports a dome rather than a steeple or spire.

The dome is within Pima County’s zoning requirements and also fits into Tucson’s architectural environment and some of its most iconic buildings.

“In particular San Xavier del Bac, the oldest religious building in Tucson has a dome on it, Pima County courthouse has a dome on it,” said Larry Wilson, a church elder. “So we decided to put a dome on our LDS temple…..”

Some of the Art Decco style and art work depicts southern Arizona, its environment and vegetation.

“We want people to see it, we want them to come enjoy it and see what’s inside,” said Jana Cherrington, public relations director. “To us this is the most sacred place on earth.”

Enjoy these photographs of the Tucson Arizona Mormon Temple:

Tucson AZ Mormon Temple Angel Moroni
Domed roof and Angel Moroni
Celestial Room
Tucson AZ Mormon Temple sealing room
Sealing Room
Waiting Room
Tucson AZ Mormon Temple windows
Stained glass windows

Gale Boyd is the managing editor for ThirdHour.org. She is a Jewish convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has lived all over the world. She has raised 6 Third Culture Kids and is always homesick for somewhere.