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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City Airport
200 North 2100 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Candlewood Suites Salt Lake City Airport
2170 W North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel At Temple Square
122 W South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown
75 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
215 W South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City - A Kimpton Hotel
15 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Howard Johnson Express
121 N 300 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Shilo Inn Downtown Salt Lake City
206 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Hilton Salt Lake City Center
255 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Marriott City Center
220 S State St
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

The Peery Hotel
110 W Broadway
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Ellerbeck Mansion Bed & Breakfast
140 B St
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Residence Inn By Marriott Salt Lake City-city Center
285 W Broadway
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Homewood Suites Salt Lake City Downtown
423 W 300 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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About Temple Square

The single most popular tourist stop in Salt Lake City, Utah, is Temple Square. This historic location is a place where visitors can take tours, attend events, shop, eat, play and more, all within the confines of Utah's largest city. The three block downtown area is open every single day, and is a gateway to history and education for those wanting to learn more about the Mormon culture and history. It is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

While Temple Square is now quite grand in stature, it had very humble beginnings. The first Mormons arrived in the area in 1847 and needed a place to build a temple. Brigham Young, founder of the church, personally chose the area where the temple would be built, and subsequent city surveys sectioned off a block around that location. It was at that time the area became known as "Temple Square." Soon after the area was designated and named, a wall was built around it to mark it for use by the church temple.

Temple Square was then and is now the main headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For many years, it was also the home of a tabernacle that has since been replaced, and the Endowment House, which has been torn down. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir was housed in the Salt Lake Tabernacle, which was constructed in 1867. The Salt Lake Tabernacle on the square was completed in 1867 and has the ability to seat 8,000 people. The Assembly Hall, which was finished much later, seats an additional 2,000 people. Today the General Conferences of the Church meet in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on a regular basis.

Over the years, the membership of the LDS Church has continued to grow, and necessitated expansion of the church into areas around the initial block. An administration building was put up east of the main temple in 1917, and the LDS office building was completed in 1972. The Hotel Utah is another main component of the area that was used as a hotel for many years before being remodeled as office space and a theater in 1995. Main Street Plaza, formerly a section of Main Street between the theater and headquarters, was purchased and established in 2000, along with a Conference Center to the north. The complex also includes the church's History Museum and Family History library on its western edge. Other attractions that have been constructed or evolved over time include several gardens and venues for concerts to be held.

Temple Square is still enclosed by a wall, and its gates have become the place where those protesting the church gather on occasion. Street musicians have also taken to performing there due to the high tourist and visitor traffic. The area is visited by more than 5 million people each year, making it the single most popular tourist attraction in the United States - ranking even above the Grand Canyon in total number of annual visitors.