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Idaho Falls Idaho Temple

News Archives

Following is a collection of news items that have appeared on the News page for the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple. To share your latest news for the temple, please send an e-mail.

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News Archives

April 17, 2017

Public Invited to Tour the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
Following two years of renovation, the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple will open for public tours beginning this Saturday, April 22, and continue through Saturday, May 20, 2017. View interior photographs of the temple or take a virtual tour of the historic building.

April 12, 2017

Refurbished Angel Moroni Reinstalled Atop the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
A freshly gilded angel Moroni took his familiar place atop the tiered tower of the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple today. The statue had been removed one week ago for refurbishment, in connection with the temple renovation. It was set back in place in time for the public open house with 10 days to spare. The original design for the temple did not include an angel Moroni statue. It was added 38 years after the temple's dedication at the suggestion of the temple presidency.

April 5, 2017

Idaho Falls Temple Moroni Removed for Refurbishment
The gold-leafed angel Moroni statue, which has been a fixture of the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple since its addition by helicopter in 1983, was removed this morning from the temple tower for refurbishment. After receiving a new coat of gold leaf, the angel will return in time for the open house.

April 3, 2017

Reservations Now Available for the Newly Renovated Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
The general public has the rare opportunity to tour the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, following an extensive interior renovation, during an open house scheduled for April 22–May 20, 2017. Free tickets are now available through the reservation system.

March 31, 2017

Idaho Falls Temple Open House Tickets Available Monday
The Idaho Falls Idaho Temple hasn't been opened to guest visitors since 1945, but the public will have the opportunity to tour the renovated building April 22–May 20, 2017. Free tickets become available Monday.

March 2, 2017

Idaho Falls Temple Wrapping Up
In just seven weeks, the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple will open to the public for tours of the interior. Contractors continue to work toward completion of the renovation work.

February 20, 2017

Open House Tickets Available in April for Idaho Falls Temple
Spring flowers will be a reminder to reserve your open house tickets for the renovated Idaho Falls Idaho Temple. Reservations will be taken beginning Monday, April 3, through an online reservation system. The open house will be held April 22 through May 20, 2017, except for Sundays.

November 11, 2016

Idaho Falls Idaho Temple to Reopen in June
The public open house for the newly renovated Idaho Falls Idaho Temple will be held Saturday, April 22, through Saturday, May 20, 2017. The rededication of the temple will take place on Sunday, June 4, 2017, in three sessions. Youth will present a cultural celebration the evening before.

September 13, 2016

Parking Lot Resurfacing at the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
Work is wrapping up on resurfacing the north-side parking lot at the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple. The temple has been closed for renovation for the past 18 months and is expected to be rededicated early next year. The building will reopen to the public for tours for the first time in 71 years.

July 6, 2016

More Materials Arriving for Idaho Falls Temple
Pallets of marble and buckets of grout are among the materials found in the construction staging area at the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple.

April 30, 2016

Reroofing the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
Colored flags, ladders, and construction chutes are evidence of the roofing activities taking place at the historic Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, which has been undergoing renovation for just over a year. Construction of the original temple was interrupted by World War II, delaying dedication until 1945.

November 19, 2015

Idaho Falls Idaho Temple Modifications
Windows that were once located at the southeast corner of the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple have been removed and replaced with square-in-square concrete blocks—a pattern used throughout the temple. This area of the building, near the new bridal exit door, is being repurposed.

October 12, 2015

Roof Work Taking Place at Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
Colorful pennant flags placed along the roofline of the west side of the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple are an indication of the roof repair and upgrade work taking place. A roofing contractor's truck and large stacks of insulating material in a staging area of the parking lot provide additional clues.

July 9, 2015

New Exits to Bridal Plaza Added to South Wall of Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
As part of the ongoing renovation of the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, two new exit doorways have been cut into the south wall of the temple, which lead to the beautiful bridal plaza, featuring gardens and a shading structure that acts as a backdrop for wedding party photographs. The work of asbestos removal has recently been completed, which required several more weeks than anticipated due to the large amount of asbestos encountered.

March 19, 2015

Idaho Falls Renovation Begins
Over twenty marriages were performed in the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple on its last day of operation before closing for a major renovation on Monday. The parking lots, which were filled to capacity with cars, are now occupied by trucks, trailers, and storage containers as furniture and decorations are hauled out of the building.

December 16, 2014

Renovation Announced for the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
The First Presidency has announced that the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple will close for renovation beginning Monday, March 16, 2015. The temple is expected to reopen in October 2016. Members in the temple district are encouraged to attend the Rexburg Idaho Temple during the closure.

September 4, 2012

Landscaping Recognized by Idaho Falls Commission
A total renovation of the grounds of the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple was recognized by the Idaho Falls Beautification Commission this year by giving the temple its top award in the non-residential category. The project created a beautiful waterfall feature and four gathering plazas.

October 11, 2011

Waterfall Feature Cascades at Idaho Falls Temple
The beautiful new waterfall feature located at the main entrance of the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple is now fully functioning and delighting patrons. Just a few more items remain before the renovation is complete and the east lawn is reoponed.

September 11, 2011

Baptistry Entrance Reopens at Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
On the western side of the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, renovation of the grounds is nearly complete. The sidewalks leading to the baptistry entrance have been reopened where the square-in-square design element of the temple has been replicated in the entrance patio.

August 23, 2011

Renovation Brings "Falls" to Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
The Idaho Falls Idaho Temple will soon have falls of its own, as a water feature that cascades into a lighted pool is under construction. Plans also include a bridal courtyard, reconfigured baptistry walkway, and four large gathering areas.

May 17, 2011

Lawn Removed for Landscaping Makeover in Idaho Falls
Work is well underway on the overhaul of the grounds at the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, which haven't received a treatment of this magnitude in over 40 years. Project plans include a new entrance water feature and creation of several gathering areas for temple visitors.

May 7, 2011

Landscaping Renovation Coming to Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
The grounds of the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple will be redone this summer in an extensive renovation project expected to last through late September. The original reflecting pools, once filled with water lillies and small fish and then converted to flowerbeds in the 1960s, will be replaced with a new water feature.

"Prepare now for the temple, the mountain of the Lord. Never allow the goal of the temple to be out of your sight. Walk into His presence in purity and virtue, and receive His blessings—even 'all that he hath.'"
—Elaine S. Dalton

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