When you plan to visit Salt Lake City, chances are Utah’s #1 tourist attraction, Temple Square, is at the top of your must-see list. Here you’ll find 35 acres filled with beautiful history, architecture, gardens and more – plenty for everyone to enjoy. And one attraction that is sure to complete your visit to Temple Square is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Conference Center>.
In the year 2000, the extraordinary Conference Center replaced the historic Tabernacle> on Temple Square as the venue for the semi-annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is also the summer home of the famed Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square>.
The massive and yet elaborate auditorium seats 21,000 people and is considered the largest auditorium of its kind in the world. When you enter the Conference Center, a wonderful host will greet you and accommodate both your time and the interest you have in the building. To get the most out of your visit, check out our list of the top 6 things to do at the Conference Center:
1. View the World’s Largest Auditorium
Step inside to view the world’s largest auditorium designed to accommodate both the General Conference of the Church as well as concerts by the world famous Tabernacle Choir and more. Most guests describe the Conference Center auditorium> with one single word, “Wow!”
2. Attend the Tabernacle Choir’s Thursday Evening Rehearsal
You can take a comfy seat to enjoy a rehearsal of the Tabernacle Choir>. Hear them prepare for their summer concert and the Music and the Spoken Word broadcasts.
3. Experience the Tabernacle Choir’s weekly Sunday morning broadcast of Music and Spoken Word>.
4. Watch a 30-minute organ recital> performed on the Conference Center organ (7,500+ pipes).
5. View Original Artwork and Sculptures By Renowned Artists
The Conference Center houses many original artwork and sculptures by renowned artists. The artwork focuses on the life of Jesus Christ, the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Book of Mormon.
6. Visit the Roof-Top Garden
One of the best-kept secrets is that the Conference Center has an informal 3-acre roof-top garden, an extension to the gardens on Temple Square>. Here you can get a bird’s eye view of Temple Square and the surrounding area.
We hope you enjoy your Conference Center experience! And we would love for you to tell us all about it in the comments below. For help with the rest of your Temple Square visit, download our free Temple Square Planning Guide> so you won’t miss a thing.