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Rexburg Idaho Temple, Rexburg

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The Rexburg Idaho Temple is the 125th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Announced in late 2003, the temple was dedicated on February 10, 2008 and was the first temple dedicated by Thomas S. Monson as the church's new president. The Rexburg Idaho Temple was the third LDS temple in Idaho. (Later in 2008, a fourth Idaho temple was dedicated in Twin Falls.) The temple sits south of the Brigham Young University–Idaho (BYU–Idaho) campus on the south side of Rexburg. Prior to its completion, BYU–Idaho had been the only LDS Church-owned university without a temple adjacent to its campus.

The designing of this temple differs from others in that it was designed by a private firm, not the church's architectural department. This was done because the church wished it to have a fresh new look. The temple has two progressive endowment and five sealing rooms.
On August 30, 2007, it was announced that the temple's open house would begin on December 29, 2007 and run through January 26, 2008. The dedication was to be held on February 3, 2008; however, due to the death of Gordon B. Hinckley and his funeral planned for February 2, 2008, the dedication was postponed one week and was dedicated on February 10 by Monson, the new church president. Val R. Christensen was the temple's first president.
The temple rests atop a hill, as does much of the city with a shield volcano nearby.
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  • The Rexburg temple is located on a hill over looking the Snake River Valley. This is a busy temple, since it is located so close to BYU-Idaho. There in no visitor center, but visitors may walk around....  more »
  • My family visits the Rexburg temple as often as possible. It is a beautiful temple and truly a heaven on earth.  more »
  • The building is truly awe inspiring, the grounds are immaculate, and the people here are beyond friendly. Just remember that this is a sacred place of worship, and reverence and respect should be the rule here. With that said, this is a fantastic place for meditation and contemplation.
  • This is a wonderful place to feel peace & joy. The gardens are beautiful! The are so many flowers & trees. I love to walk around to see what is blooming.

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