“Record Number Visit Temple Square,” Ensign, Mar. 1988, 78
Nearly 3.5 million people visited Salt Lake City’s Temple Square during 1987, making the ten-acre complex of buildings, gardens, and statues the number one visitors’ attraction in the state of Utah.
The official figure of 3,408,881 represents the largest number of visitors ever, surpassing by more than 800,000 the previous high established in 1986.
During December alone, 429,931 visitors viewed the traditional Christmas lighting displays and heard daily holiday concerts.
Scheduled bus tours visiting Temple Square in 1987 numbered 891, up from 389 in 1986.