Las Vegas Nevada Temple

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Las Vegas Nevada Temple
Las Vegas Temple 1.jpg
Number 43 edit data
Dedication 16 December 1989 (16 December 1989) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 10.3 acres (4.2 hectares)
Floor area 80,350 sq ft (7,465 m2)
Height 137 ft (42 m)
Preceded by Portland Oregon Temple
Followed by Toronto Ontario Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 36°10′28.5″N 115°1′12.2″W / 36.174583°N 115.020056°W / 36.174583; -115.020056

Spires of the Las Vegas Temple

The Las Vegas Nevada Temple is the 43rd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Located in the Sunrise Manor CDP near Las Vegas, Nevada, the temple sits on 10.3 acres (4.2 ha) of land at the base of Frenchman Mountain. A groundbreaking ceremony and site dedication for the temple were held in November 1985. Gordon B. Hinckley, then a counselor in the church's First Presidency, presided and gave the dedication prayer. Construction began soon after the ceremony.

After construction was completed, the temple was open to the public for tours between November 16 and December 9, 1989. Almost 300,000 toured the temple and its grounds during these three weeks. The temple has six spires, the highest of which is 119 feet (36 m). At the top of this tower stands a ten-foot statue of the angel Moroni. The exterior is a white finish of pre-cast stone walls with a copper roof. The temple has 192 rooms, which includes four ordinance rooms, a Celestial room, six sealing rooms, a baptismal font, and other facilities to meet the needs of the purposes of the temple.

Hinckley dedicated the Las Vegas Nevada Temple in sessions held December 16–18, 1989. Eleven sessions were held and more than 30,000 Latter-day Saints attended the dedicatory services.

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