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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Salt Lake Temple Listed Among 8 Religious Wonders To See In The U.S.


CNN.com has this interesting new article with this title: 8 religious wonders to see in the U.S.

The Mormon Temple on Temple Square in Salt Lake City made the list. Here are some excerpts from the article:

Although the country (US) may not have a reputation for religious landmarks, America is home to more than just secular city halls and strip malls. Whether or not you practice a faith, visiting these beautiful and historic U.S. religious spots may provide inspiration.

In 2011, (Mormon) Temple Square saw about 2,750,000 visitors from all over the world. And 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.

Most buildings in Temple Square are open daily to the public, free of charge.

Here is a list of the religious wonders described in the article:
  • Bahá'í House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois
  • Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, California
  • Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan
  • Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, Florida
  • Temple Emanu-El in New York City
  • Palace of Gold in Moundsville, West Virginia
  • Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

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