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Boise Mormon Temple, Boise

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The Boise Idaho Temple is the 29th constructed and 27th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The temple is located in the city of Boise, Idaho.
LDS Church leaders discussed building a temple in the western part of Idaho as early as 1939. However, with the majority of church's membership in the eastern part of Idaho, the leaders decided against it and concentrated on building the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple.
Forty-five years later, on March 31, 1982, church leaders announced that a temple would be built in the Boise area. The temple site is located near an exit from Interstate 84 and is very visible to those traveling along the highway and is also a visible landmark for pilots at Boise Airport.
In 1984, 70,000 visitors were expected to tour the temple during the nineteen-day open house. Instead, over 128,000 attended. The open house brought an increased interest in the church. The Boise Idaho Temple was dedicated May 25, 1984 by Gordon B. Hinckley. After the dedication, attendance at the temple was much higher than expected. As a result, in October 1986, the temple was closed for renovation. After reopening in 1987, the temple was able to serve more than 100,000 members in southwestern Idaho and part of eastern Oregon.
The Boise Idaho Temple has a total of 35325sqft, four ordinance rooms, and four sealing rooms. It was built with a sloping roof & six-spire design.
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  • I am always interested in driving around the temples whenever I see one. I was in Boise and drove past the temple, so I came back later and drove around the parking lot to get the 360* view. I did the...  more »
  • Even if you aren't a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, visiting the Temple property is a positive and rejuvenating experience. The landscaping and atmosphere is one of beauty ...  more »
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  • Peaceful inside and out. While the temple sits just off the busy and noise Cole Rd and the interstate, the peacefulness of the temple grounds near drowned out any road noise (and that’s when you’re outside the building). Access to the baptistery has its own entrance and assembly/waiting room which is a fantastic feature for the youth. Love having this temple so near our home.
  • I love the Boise Temple. The grounds are open to the public when the temple is open. Closed Sunday and Monday.

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