has labeled The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Salt Lake Temple one of “8 religious wonders to see in the U.S.”

The Salt Lake Temple joins other well-known U.S. religious landmarks, such as the Palace of Gold in Moundsville, West Virginia, Temple Emanu-El in New York City, and the Bah’ House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois, on the list.

CNN describes the Salt Lake Temple:

Temple Square, the 35-acre area on which the Salt Lake Temple sits, attracts millions of visitors each year from all over the world. The temple, which took 40 years to build, was completed in 1893.

Although visitors are always welcome on the temple grounds and in the temple’s comfortable foyers and waiting rooms, only Latter-day Saints who adhere to the faith can enter into one of the Church’s 138 dedicated temples. With this in mind, writer Marina Scomor includes helpful information for first-time visitors to Temple Square: “For those not allowed inside the temple, a scaled model is on display in the Temple Square South Visitors’ Center, which shows off the building’s interior.” 

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