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Preparing to install exterior lighting; exterior stone cladding completed; installing stained glass; hanging drywall, installing millwork, adding gold leaf inside; landscaping progressing; construction estimated to be completed in early to mid-2025
Burley Idaho Temple

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40 South and 150 East
Burley, Idaho
United States


4 April 2021

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

4 June 2022 by Brent H. Nielson


10.1 acres  |  4.1 hectares

Architectural Features: 

Single attached end spire

Ordinance Rooms: 

Four instruction rooms, three sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

38,600 square feet  |  3,586 square meters


4,188 feet  |  1,277 meters

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Elder Brent H. Nielson of the Presidency of the Seventy presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Burley Idaho Temple on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Elder Nielson, who was born and raised in Burley, said, "It was just a few hundred yards from here where I learned to…love and enjoy life and the wonderful abundance that the Lord has blessed all who reside in this beautiful Magic Valley." The 38,600-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 10.1-acre site at 40 South and 150 East in Burley. "When soil is turned and seeds are sown, a bountiful harvest is always expected," said Elder Nielson in the dedicatory prayer. "As we turn this soil, we pray for an eternal harvest as a house of the Lord, a holy temple, rises out of the ground in this place."1

Temple Rendering

On September 17, 2021, the official exterior rendering was released for the Burley Idaho Temple.

Temple Site

On June 23, 2021, the location of the Burley Idaho Temple was announced as a 10.1-acre piece of farmland, located just west of the Snake River and Highway 81. Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 38,600 square feet.2

Temple Announcement

On April 4, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Burley Idaho Temple at the 191st Annual General Conference. The Burley Idaho Temple will be the seventh temple in Idaho. Idaho is home to over 460,000 members of the Church in around 1,200 congregations. Burley is in the southern part of the state. Early Church pioneers settled in Idaho in 1855. Several Church presidents are natives of Idaho, including Presidents Harold B. Lee, Ezra Taft Benson and Howard W. Hunter. Other temples in the state include the nearby Twin Falls Idaho Temple, Boise Idaho Temple, Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, Meridian Idaho Temple, Pocatello Idaho Temple, and Rexburg Idaho Temple.3

Temple Facts

The Burley Idaho Temple will be the seventh temple built in Idaho, following the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple (1945), the Boise Idaho Temple (1984), the Rexburg Idaho Temple (2008), the Twin Falls Idaho Temple (2008), the Meridian Idaho Temple (2017), and the Pocatello Idaho Temple (2021).

  1. "Ground Broken for Burley Idaho Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 4 Jun. 2022.
  2. "New Temple Locations Announced in Three Western US States," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 23 Jun. 2021.
  3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "At April 2021 Conference, Prophet Announces 20 More Temples to Be Constructed," 4 Apr. 2021.

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