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Las Vegas Nevada Temple

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43rd operating temple

Las Vegas Nevada Mormon Temple
Physical Address
827 Temple View Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada  89110-2920
United States
Mailing Address
827 Temple View Dr
Las Vegas, NV  89110-2920
Telephone  702-452-5011
Facsimile  702-453-1263

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, Toronto Ontario Temple, San Diego California Temple, and 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.

A record-breaking nine thousand members attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple.

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.

"We must build more temples, and we must build them more quickly. This is the season to build temples. They are needed, and we have the means to do so. The Lord will hold us accountable if we do not work with greater accomplishment than we are now doing."
—Gordon B. Hinckley

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