Photo Essay: Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Begins Public Open House « Meridian Magazine
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February 21, 2024


It has commanded the landscape for some time, and from our home across the valley, we
watched the Saratoga Springs Utah temple arise. Yet, one has to move closer to begin to
recognize its stunning scope, it’s majestic and serene presence, its holiness as it stands
surrounded by Utah Lake and Mt. Timpanogos. Now, for 13 weeks, beginning April 15, this 179 th
operating temple in the Church will be open to the public. Tours will be conducted six days a
week, excluding Sundays.
Residents have been eager for this temple to open. It was announced at general conference in
April 2017 by then Church President Thomas S. Monson, but the construction of this temple
was delayed by COVID and its aftermath. Supply chains were broken and it became difficult to
obtain materials, so even though this temple was supposed to be on a fast-track construction,
everything slowed down. The temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Suday Aug. 13, 2023
by President Henry R. Eyring of the First Presidency and will be broadcast to congregations
throughout the area.

Debra WoodsApril 11, 2023

I built a home in Saratoga Springs when it was still part of a Lehi Stake. I remember the stake conference in the Lehi Tabernacle when they announced the first Saratoga Springs stake and I knew who the stake president was going to be right before they announced it - Chad Wilkinson. I also knew there would be a temple there someday. President Eyring was a neighbor and it was always so dear when he was able to be in town and attend our Ward. These photos capture so many things that speak to my soul about this beautiful area where I lived for 12 years. I had a very similar palate in my home there. I am deeply moved by your photo essay! Thank you so much!

TomApril 11, 2023

To see all interior views of the Saratoga Springs Temple released by the Church, and a magnificent video with additional interior views, see The Church News article and links:


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