Additional Resource

Twin Falls Idaho Temple Facts

Plans announced — 2 October 2004

Groundbreaking — 15 April 2006

Public open house — Friday, 11 July 2008, through Saturday, 16 August 2008, excluding Sundays and excluding Mondays after 5 p.m.

Cultural celebration — Saturday, 23 August 2008

Dedication — Sunday, 24 August 2008

Location — 1405 Eastland Drive North, Twin Falls, Idaho (open house will begin at the meetinghouse adjacent [west] of the temple)

Property size — 9 acres

Building size — 31,245 square feet

Building height — 152 feet 10 inches to the top of the Moroni statue (Moroni statue is 8 feet tall)

Exterior features:       

  • Precast concrete panels with quartz rock finish (rock was mined in Washington state, added to the concrete and sandblasted)
  • Numerous different molds used to create 282 exterior panels
  • Weight of exterior panels: up to 30 tons
  • 200 art-glass windowpanes with 12,000 pieces of glass, many with depiction of the syringa flower (Idaho state flower), created by Utah artist Tom Holdman

Interior features:        

  • Original mural painted by Idaho artist Leon Parson
  • Wood trim imported from Africa
  • Granite imported from India, stone from Montana
  • Oxen for baptistery made of fiberglass

Architects — MHTN Architects, Inc of Salt Lake City:  Bill Erickson

Contractor — Big D Construction of Salt Lake City:  Jeff Arnold

When dedicated, this will be the Church’s 128th operating temple worldwide and the fourth in Idaho. The other three temples in Idaho are located in Idaho Falls, Boise and Rexburg (dedicated February 2008).

The Twin Falls Idaho Temple will serve Latter-day Saints in communities across southern Idaho, including Twin Falls, Jerome, Burley, Rupert, Ketchum and Hailey.

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