Announcement:3 October 2021
Site:4.69 acres | 1.9 hectares
Architectural Features:Single attached central tower
Ordinance Rooms:One instruction room, one sealing room, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:9,950 square feet | 924 square meters
Elevation:5,134.85 feet | 1,565.10 meters
The Cody Wyoming Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
On March 27, 2023, the official exterior rendering for the Cody Wyoming Temple was released to the public. The temple will feature a multi-tiered steeple capped with a gold pyramidal spire.1
On March 13, 2023, the location of the Cody Wyoming Temple was announced as an empty field situated northwest of Skyline Drive and Cody Canal in Cody. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 9,950 square feet.2
Wyoming's third temple, the Cody Wyoming Temple, was announced by President Russell M. Nelson on October 3, 2021, at the October 2021 General Conference. Cody is located in the northwestern corner of Wyoming near the border of Montana. Approximately one-ninth of the population of Wyoming (or 68,000 people) claim membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Pioneers famously traveled across the state in their westward migration to Utah, primarily from the 1840s to the 1860s.3
Cody is home to the Historic Cody Mural and Museum—a meetinghouse of the Church that features a large domed ceiling with a rich-colored mural depicting scenes from Church history including the Restoration and the westward expansion of the pioneers. The chapel and visitors' center are open to the public during the summer months.
The Cody Wyoming Temple will be the third temple built in Wyoming, following the Star Valley Wyoming Temple (2016) and the Casper Wyoming Temple (under construction).
- "News for Temples in Five Nations," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 27 Mar. 2023.
- "News for Temples in Western United States," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 13 Mar. 2023.
- "At the October 2021 General Conference, the Prophet Says the Church Will Build 13 More Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Oct. 2021.