Tour the Salt Lake Temple

29 May

Well, virtually any way.

More than a century has passed since the public open house was held for the Salt Lake Temple, but an exhibit featuring a 1:32 scaled replica of the Mormon temple opened today that offers an open house experience of the magnificent building. Earlier this morning, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints unveiled the 88-inch tall, near-identical replica of the temple in the South Visitors’ Center on Temple Square. The permanent exhibit will be open to the public starting at 1:30 p.m. today.

This is a really cool idea!  The model is almost 7 feet tall and weighs between 600 and 800 pounds.  The Deseret News has a decent article on the project, with a neat slide show.  Even though I’ve been inside the Salt Lake Temple, I plan on heading downtown next week when I have a day off to check out the model.

If you’re interested, here’s a little background on the Temple.

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Posted by on May 29, 2010 in Local, Temples


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