Bountiful Utah Temple
47th operating temple
Physical Address640 South Bountiful Boulevard
Bountiful, Utah 84010-1394
Mailing AddressSameTelephone 801-296-2100
Announcement: 2 February 1990
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 2 May 1992 by Ezra Taft Benson
Public Open House: 4 November–17 December 1994
Dedication: 8–14 January 1995 by Howard W. Hunter
Site: 9 acres.
Exterior Finish: Bethel white granite.
Ordinance Rooms: Four ordinance rooms (stationary) and eight sealing.
Total Floor Area: 104,000 square feet.
Sitting high above the city among the foothills of Bountiful's east bench, the Bountiful Utah Temple offers a captivating valley view extending to the Great Salt Lake. The temple features a breathtaking circular columned atrium that reaches from the lower parking level to the main parking level and an elegant portico at the entrance with graceful columns and arches. A cascading water feature flows on the east side of the temple underneath the Holiness to the Lord plaque.
The floor plan created for the Bountiful Utah Temple was adapted and used for the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple.
The Bountiful Utah Temple is one of only two temples dedicated by President Howard W. Hunter during his brief time as president of the Church. (The other is the Orlando Florida Temple.)
At the groundbreaking ceremony for the Bountiful Utah Temple, some 7,500 people gathered on the site with another 2,500 viewing the proceedings by remote video. The crowd was so large, some attenders opted to sit on the steep hillside east of the site.
President Gordon B. Hinckley alluded to the forthcoming announcements of the Hong Kong China Temple, Preston England Temple, and Hartford Connecticut Temple at the Bountiful Utah Temple groundbreaking, indicating that official announcements would not be made until sites had been acquired and approved.
During the six weeks that the Bountiful Utah Temple was open for public tours, 870,361 visitors walked its beautiful rooms and hallways, assisted by 45,000 volunteers.
At the 28 dedicatory sessions of the Bountiful Utah Temple, 201,655 members were in attendance—the largest number of attenders at a temple dedication in the history of the Church.