“Denver Temple Attracts Large Crowds During Open House,” Ensign, Jan. 1987, 74
Some 140,000 visitors toured the newly completed Denver Colorado Temple during the three-week open house that concluded September 27. According to an unofficial poll, about 60 percent of the visitors were nonmembers.
The number of visitors was substantially higher than anticipated, and the missionary exhibits housed in a separate building also proved considerably more popular than expected. “We had hoped 20 percent of the temple visitors would take the time to view the missionary exhibits,” said Twila Bird of the Denver Area Public Communications Council. “Instead, approximately 57 percent visited the nearby building where the missionary exhibit was on display.”
More than 17,000 copies of the Book of Mormon were placed in the hands of nonmembers during the open house, and 27,500 guest response cards were filled out by visitors.