Salt Lake Temple

sights / Religious

Lonely Planet review

Lording over the square is the impressive 210ft-tall Salt Lake Temple. Atop the tallest spire stands a statue of the angel Moroni who appeared to LDS founder Joseph Smith. Rumor has it that when the place was renovated, cleaners found old bullet marks in the gold-plated surface. The temple and ceremonies are private, open only to LDS in good standing.