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The newest temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Texas is opening for public tours.

Beginning today, August 21, 2023, media and invited guests will be welcomed into the sacred building for special tours. They will be hosted by members of the Area Presidency of the North America Southwest region — Elder Jose L. Alonso and Elder Michael A. Dunn — and Elder Adeyinka A. Ojediran, a General Authority Seventy and member of the Temple Department Executive Committee.

For the next three days, the doors will be opened to other invited guests. Immediately following, a public open house will be held for two weeks. It will run from Friday, August 25, through Saturday, September 9, 2023, excluding Sundays. All are invited to attend.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will dedicate the temple on Sunday, October 8, 2023, in two sessions (10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. CDT).


The McAllen Texas Temple, announced by President Russell M. Nelson in October 2019, is built of structural steel with a precast exterior. It incorporates art glass as well as fences and walkways made of concrete and fabricated pavers.

The single-story building encompasses 27,897 square feet and sits on a 10.61-acre site, along with a new meetinghouse. From the base of the temple to the top of the dome, it measures 98 feet, with the spire adding an additional 10 feet.

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