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The Orem Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is opening for free public tours. The open house goes from Friday, October 27 through Saturday, December 16, 2023 (excluding Sundays and Thanksgiving). The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
The Orem Utah Temple was first announced at the October 2019 general conference. Construction began on September 5, 2020. The 70,000-square-foot temple sits on a 15.39-acre site at 1471 S Geneva Rd, just west of Interstate 15 and near Utah Valley University.
Located between the Wasatch Mountains and the shores of Utah Lake, the Orem Utah Temple is an ideal location on a site settled by Norwegian immigrants who arrived in Utah in 1864. As converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, generations of the Williamsen family homesteaded the 15 acres that were eventually purchased by the Church in 2004. The area, known as Lake View, was home to many fruit orchards. For that reason, the cherry blossom is the main design element of the interior finishes in the art glass, wood panels and metal handrails.
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