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Temple Site

Sitting on the eastern edge of the city—far from the glitz and glamour of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip—the Las Vegas Nevada Temple is a spiritual beacon in the City of Lights. The six soaring spires rising from the building echo the arresting red desert peaks of nearby Sunrise Mountain. Flourishing flowers and trees adorn the verdant grounds of the temple. Visitors are welcome to walk the surrounding pathways to feel the peace that eminates from this sacred structure.

Temple History

"Holiness to the Lord"

The Las Vegas Nevada Temple was the first temple built in Nevada. The angel Moroni statue of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple faces east, away from the city, symbolically heralding the Second Coming of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Natural light streams through the breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows of the Celestial Room of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple, projecting miniature rainbows on the walls.

The Las Vegas Nevada Temple was announced concurrently with the Portland Oregon Temple, Toronto Ontario Temple, San Diego California Temple, and Bogota Colombia Temple.


Over six thousand members attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Las Vegas Nevada Temple in the Las Vegas Convention Center downtown. The program included a videotaped presentation of Church leaders and dignitaries at the temple site turning the earth with shovels earlier that day.

During the 23-day open house of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple, 297,480 visitors toured the edifice. More than 99,000 visited the missionary pavilion following their tour, and missionaries reported that teaching appointments tripled in the valley as a result of the temple's opening.

In 2012, a family history center opened in the building that had formerly housed a Distribution Services center on the grounds of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple.


Temple District

Las Vegas Temple Baptistry.

Southern Nevada

  1. Henderson Nevada Anthem Hills Stake
  2. Henderson Nevada Black Mountain Stake
  3. Henderson Nevada Carnegie Stake
  4. Henderson Nevada Eldorado Stake
  5. Henderson Nevada Green Valley Stake
  6. Henderson Nevada Lake Mead Stake
  7. Henderson Nevada McCullough Hills Stake
  8. Las Vegas Nevada Stake
  9. Las Vegas Nevada Blue Diamond Stake
  10. Las Vegas Nevada Central Stake
  11. Las Vegas Nevada Desert Foothills Stake
  12. Las Vegas Nevada East Stake
  13. Las Vegas Nevada Elkhorn Springs Stake
  14. Las Vegas Nevada Highland Hills Stake
  15. Las Vegas Nevada Lakes Stake
  16. Las Vegas Nevada Lone Mountain Stake
  17. Las Vegas Nevada Meadows Stake
  18. Las Vegas Nevada Paradise Stake
  19. Las Vegas Nevada Redrock Stake
  20. Las Vegas Nevada Shadow Mountain Stake
  21. Las Vegas Nevada Skye Canyon Stake
  22. Las Vegas Nevada South Stake
  23. Las Vegas Nevada Spring Mountain Stake
  24. Las Vegas Nevada Sunrise Stake
  25. Las Vegas Nevada Tule Springs Stake
  26. Las Vegas Nevada Warm Springs Stake
  27. Logandale Nevada Stake
  28. North Las Vegas Nevada Stake

Northwestern Arizona

  1. Kingman Arizona Stake
  2. Lake Havasu City Arizona Stake

Presidents

Notable presidents of the temple include:

Access

Temple access is available to church members who hold a current temple recommend, as is the case with all operating Latter-day Saints temples. An adjacent visitors center is open to the public. An LDS Church meetinghouse is across the street on the East, which is also open to the public.

See Also

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Las Vegas Nevada Temple

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The Las Vegas Nevada Temple, 43rd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is located the eastern edge of the city—far from the glitz and glamour of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Here it stands as a spiritual beacon in the City of Lights. The six soaring spires rising from the building echo the arresting red desert peaks of nearby Sunrise Mountain. Flourishing flowers and trees adorn the verdant grounds of the temple. Visitors are welcome to walk the surrounding pathways to feel the peace that eminates from this sacred structure.

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