Temple Square a Top Attraction for Visitors

“Temple Square a Top Attraction for Visitors,” Ensign, Jan. 1990, 79

Temple Square a Top Attraction for Visitors

Temple Square continues to draw visitors in record numbers. Visitors exceeded 3.5 million as of 1 November 1989.

Thousands of Salt Lake City visitors are drawn to the square each month to savor its historical flavor, but it is almost impossible for them to come away without learning something also of the culture and beliefs of Latter-day Saints.

The visitors come from all over the world, including many tour groups from Europe and the Far East. Most of them come in the summer months, said Ralph O. Bradley, Temple Square director. More than 2.2 million people visited the square during the summer this year. If visits continue at the current pace, he said, more than 4.2 million people will visit the square during 1989.

Tabernacle organists have also noticed a marked increase in the number of people attending daily organ recitals and weekly Tabernacle Choir broadcasts this year. An average of more than ten thousand visitors per week attended during the summer.