Welcome to the St. George Utah Temple, the oldest temple in operation for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! This beautiful building, located in the southwestern corner of St. George, Utah, has been a cornerstone of faith and history in the region since 1877.

The temple was designed by Truman O. Angell and is notable for being more similar in design to the Nauvoo Temple than to other later LDS temples. The St. George Utah Temple boasts a total floor area of 110,000 square feet and is constructed of native red sandstone quarried north of the city and plastered white. The temple sits on 6 acres and is 2.4 hectares in size. It is located at an elevation of 2,678.96 feet (816.55 meters) and has a single attached end tower.

Inside the temple, visitors can find three ordinance rooms, eighteen sealing rooms, and a single baptistry. It was the first temple where Church members could receive all temple ordinances for their ancestors. Recently, the temple has undergone a major renovation, with furnishing the interior, installing temple-related equipment and accouterments, and inspections underway. The renovation is estimated to be completed in mid-2023.

There is much to explore and experience in and around the St. George Utah Temple. Here are a few top things to do and see:

• Visit the Tabernacle, a historic building constructed in 1876.

• Take a guided tour of the temple grounds and learn more about the history of the building.

• Visit the Brigham Young Winter Home and Museum, located close to the temple.

• Explore the nearby Snow Canyon State Park and take advantage of the stunning red rock landscapes.

• Take a tour of the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site, the world’s premier dinosaur track site.

• Attend the St. George Art Festival, held annually in April.

No matter what brings you to the St. George Utah Temple, you can be sure that you will leave with a deeper understanding of the history and faith of this sacred place. So come explore the beauty and culture of this region, and experience the magic of the St. George Utah Temple.

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