Monday was Day One of our California Temple Trip with Jake and I leaving Kaysville in the afternoon and reaching Las Vegas in time to take photographs of the temple before the sun went down. Tomorrow morning we will take in a session when the temple opens. Click on the images to enlarge.
The Las Vegas Nevada Temple is the 43rd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Located in the Sunrise Manor CDP near Las Vegas, Nevada, the temple sits on 10.3 acres at the base of Frenchman Mountain. A groundbreaking ceremony and site dedication for the temple were held in November 1985. President Gordon B. Hinckley, then a counselor in the First Presidency of the Church, presided and gave the dedication prayer. Construction began soon after the ceremony.
The temple was open to the public for tours between November 16 and December 9, 1989. Almost 300,000 toured the temple and its grounds during these three weeks. The temple has six spires, the highest of which is 119 feet. At the top of this tower stands a ten-foot statue of the angel Moroni.
The exterior is a white finish of pre-cast stone walls with a copper roof. The temple has 192 rooms, which includes four ordinance rooms, a Celestial room, six sealing rooms, a baptismal font, and other facilities to meet the needs of the purposes of the temple.
Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Las Vegas Nevada Temple December 16-18, 1989. Eleven sessions were held and more than 30,000 Latter-day Saints attended the dedicatory services.
Photos by Rickety. Text from Wikipedia.