Additional Resource

Rexburg Idaho Temple Facts

 Plans announced:

  • 12 December 2003


  • 30 July 2005

Public open house:     

  • Saturday, 29 December 2007, through Saturday, 26 January 2008, excluding Sundays

Cultural celebration:   

  • Saturday, 2 February 2008


  • Sunday, 3 February 2008


  • 750 South 2nd East, Rexburg, Idaho (open house will begin at the meetinghouse adjacent to the temple on 7th South)

Building size:             

  • 57,504 square feet

Building height:         

  • 168 feet 9 inches to the top of the Moroni statue (Moroni statue is 10 feet 8 inches tall)

Exterior features:       

  • Precast concrete panels with quartz rock finish (rock was mined in Washington state, added to the concrete and sandblasted)
  • 45 different molds used to create 637 panels, including retaining wall
  • Weight of exterior panels: 2,600 tons
  • 700 art-glass windowpanes, most with depiction of wheat stalk, created by Utah artist Tom Holdman

Interior features:        

  • Original murals painted by local artist Leon Parson
  • Wood trim imported from Africa
  • Stone and tile imported from Israel
  • Oxen for baptistry made of fiberglass                    

When dedicated, this will be the Church’s 125th operating temple worldwide and the third in Idaho. Other temples in Idaho are located in Idaho Falls and Boise. Another temple is currently under construction in Twin Falls — one of 12 additional temples announced or under construction throughout the world. The Rexburg Idaho Temple will serve Latter-day Saints in communities across eastern Idaho, including Rexburg, Sugar City, St. Anthony, Ashton, Driggs and the campus of Brigham Young University-Idaho.

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