I and some of my contributors are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) 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.
There are more than 180 LDS Temples throughout the world that are operating, under construction or announced. Visit www.lds.org/temples/list to find a temple near you or your next travel destination.
Attending church while traveling
My family does our best to observe the Sabbath when we are traveling. We use the Meetinghouse Locator at www.lds.org/locations to find a Sacrament Meeting wherever we are. We love seeing the diverse personalities of congregations in different places and that the sacrament and worship services we love are the same at every one of them.
More LDS Travel Information
Visit the LDS Church’s official site for temples, visitor’s centers, historical sites, pageants, meetinghouses and family history centers at www.lds.org/locations. You can learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at www.mormon.org or www.lds.org.