Report ranks Temple Square 16th for tourist attractions

Back in January I posted an ad for Temple Square that a co-worker had given me out of a travel trade magazine. At the time I asked why the Church does this… money? converts?

Well, now there are reports that Temple Square is the 16th most-visited attraction in the United States. That’s very impressive and good news for the Church. Whatever the reason for the marketing, it is bearing fruit.

The original Forbes Traveler write-up says the following (with credit given to the LDS Newsroom):

The Mormon church’s headquarters are here, but Temple Square is more than just a destination for Latter Day Saints. In 2008, visitation to the square, which is festooned with lights for the holiday season, numbered around five million, making it Utah’s top tourist destination.

Published by Graham

Former YM President, EQ President, Bishop, and Stake Institute Teacher. Now back to being the YM President. Happily married to Lisa, with 3 beautiful children.

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