Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Las Vegas Nevada Temple

43rd operating temple
Las Vegas Nevada Temple

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Address

827 Temple View Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada  89110-2920
United States
Telephone:  (+1) 702-452-5011

Services

Clothing rental available
Cafeteria available
NO patron housing available
NO distribution center nearby (Store Locator)

Announcement: 

7 April 1984

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

30 November 1985 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Public Open House: 

16 November–9 December 1989

Dedication: 

16–18 December 1989 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Site: 

10.3 acres

Exterior Finish: 

White precast stone walls and copper roof and detailing

Ordinance Rooms: 

Four ordinance rooms (stationary) and six sealing

Total Floor Area: 

80,350 square feet

Temple Locale

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 Facts

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
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Portland Oregon Temple
, Toronto Ontario Temple
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, San Diego California Temple
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San Diego California Temple
, and Bogotá Colombia Temple
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Bogotá Colombia Temple
.

Following the announcement of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple, members of the temple district were asked to contribute toward construction. They enthusiastically answered the call, raising $11 million—428 percent of their assessment.

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.

Dedicated in eleven sessions just before the Christmas holiday, the Las Vegas Nevada Temple was a fitting gift for the Savior of the World.

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.