Bountiful Utah Temple
47th dedicated temple in operation
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Address640 South Bountiful Boulevard
Bountiful, Utah 84010-1394
Telephone: (+1) 801-296-2100
ServicesClothing rental available
Cafeteria food served
NO patron housing available
Distribution store nearby (Store Locator)
Announcement:2 February 1990
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:2 May 1992 by Ezra Taft Benson
Public Open House:4 November–17 December 1994
Dedication:8–14 January 1995 by Howard W. Hunter
Exterior Finish:Bethel white granite
Architectural Features:Single attached central spire with an angel Moroni statue
Ordinance Rooms:Four ordinance rooms (stationary) and eight sealing
Total Floor Area:104,000 square feet
Sitting high above the city among the foothills of Bountiful's east bench, the Bountiful Utah Temple offers a captivating valley view extending to the Great Salt Lake. The temple features a breathtaking circular columned atrium that reaches from the lower parking level to the main parking level and an elegant portico at the entrance with graceful columns and arches. A cascading water feature flows on the east side of the temple underneath the Holiness to the Lord plaque.
The Bountiful Utah Temple was the eighth temple built in Utah and the first built in Davis County.
The floor plan created for the Bountiful Utah Temple was adapted and used for the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple.
The Bountiful Utah Temple is one of only two temples dedicated by President Howard W. Hunter during his brief time as president of the Church. (The other is the Orlando Florida Temple.)
At the groundbreaking ceremony for the Bountiful Utah Temple, some 7,500 people gathered on the site with another 2,500 viewing the proceedings by remote video. The crowd was so large, some attenders opted to sit on the steep hillside east of the site.
President Gordon B. Hinckley alluded to the forthcoming announcements of the Hong Kong China Temple, Preston England Temple, and Hartford Connecticut Temple at the Bountiful Utah Temple groundbreaking, indicating that official announcements would not be made until sites had been acquired and approved.
During the six weeks that the Bountiful Utah Temple was open for public tours, 870,361 visitors walked its beautiful rooms and hallways, assisted by 45,000 volunteers.
At the 28 dedicatory sessions of the Bountiful Utah Temple, 201,655 members were in attendance—the largest number of attenders at a temple dedication in the history of the Church.
On May 22, 2016, lightning struck the angel Moroni atop the Bountiful Utah Temple, cracking the exterior gold leaf and leaving large holes in the face and back of the fiberglass statue. On June 1, 2016, the Moroni that was originally intended to stand atop the Meridian Idaho Temple was set in place as a replacement angel for Bountiful.