We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and we enjoy visiting LDS temples and historical sites whenever we are in an area that has one.
Here are the LDS travel destinations we have visited and recommend to everyone, regardless of faith. Many of these sites have historical significance or are relevant to the local culture. This list includes sites owned by the LDS Church and other sites with LDS connections.
Temple Square – Downtown Salt Lake City
Temple Square at Christmas – Downtown Salt Lake City
Gilgal Garden – Downtown/University, Salt Lake City
Temple Quarry Nature Trail – Little Cottonwood Canyon, near Salt Lake City
Cove Fort – near Interstate 15, between Fillmore and Beaver
Temple Open Houses
Did you know? Whenever an LDS temple is newly built or renovated, it is opened for public tours for a few weeks prior to its dedication. For those not of the LDS faith, these are rare opportunities to see the inside of an LDS temple. Visitors of all faiths are welcome to visit the gardens of any temple, any day.
As of May 2013, there are 14 temples under construction in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Utah, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Italy, and Japan.
Click here to link to the LDS Church’s official site for locating temples, visitor’s centers, historical sites, pageants, meetinghouses and family history centers.