Las Vegas Nevada Temple

Las Vegas Nevada Temple

Rick at the temple gates

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.

Las Vegas Nevada Temple

Rick and Jake. Every temple is The House Of The Lord

Las Vegas Nevada Temple

Suns and Moons on the temple wall

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.

Las Vegas Nevada Temple

The Moon above the temple

Las Vegas Nevada Temple

Some strange living things in the temple grounds

Las Vegas Nevada Temple

View of the temple from the street

Las Vegas Nevada Temple

View of the temple from the parking lot

Las Vegas Nevada Temple

A very beautiful temple

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.

Las Vegas Nevada Temple

Ten foot tall and 119 feet high Moroni

Las Vegas Nevada Temple

...I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven...

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.

Las Vegas Nevada Temple

The angel Moroni in spires

Las Vegas Nevada Temple

Moroni viewed looking straight up from the patron entrance

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.

Las Vegas Nevada Temple

From the top of the street as the light was fading

Photos by Rickety. Text from Wikipedia.

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Comments

  1. Great Pictures! Hope you have a fun trip.

    • It was the time of day when the light worked better for photographs, at least for my camera. I doubt I will get photographs as good at the other temples. These trips are a lot of fun. On the Utah trip the five of us did it was crazy. At the smaller temples we sometimes doubled the attendance of the brethren.

  2. Wow, I am impressed with the great shots you are getting. Be safe.

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