Saturday, June 30, 2012

Temple Square

Date Placed: June 30, 2012
Letterbox: Traditional
Carver: GreenJello
Planters: GreenJello
Location: Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Status: Active

Temple Square is a ten acre complex located in the center of Salt Lake City, Utah, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Contained within Temple Square proper are the Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake Tabernacle, Salt Lake Assembly Hall, the Seagull Monument and two visitors' centers.

Attracting 3 million to 5 million visitors a year, Temple Square is the most popular tourist attraction in Utah, bringing in more visitors than the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park, or any of Utah's National Parks.

During the month of December, Temple Square turns aglow, with hundreds of thousands of lights adorning every tree on the grounds.


South Visitors Center: Find the cut-away temple. South of it is a small room "A Modern Prophet Speaks on Families". The east wall of the room has a picture hung on it-- look behind the lower left hand side of the frame. There you will find The Founder.

North Visitors Center: Find The Christus. Exit the rotunda through the east door. Just up the ramp to your right is a room "God's Plan for His Family". Please look through the crack in the doors to see if a light is on, and then listen before entering to make sure there isn't a tour group inside at that moment. Be ready to stamp and go-- helpful missionaries will most likely poke their heads in if you're there too long. (Have a good excuse ready, like "I just wanted to find a quiet place to think for a minute" or similar works quite well.) In the first section you enter, look for the hidden dark grey rock in the crevice amidst the orange ones in the southeast section. There you will find Jesus Christ. Carefully return the stamp to its hiding spot so it blends in and hides in the shadow.

Notes: Only The Founder contains a logbook. I cannot stress enough that you be as discreet as possible while retrieving these. The grounds at Temple Square are meticulously maintained, and both of these boxes will be noticed if you do not replace them EXACTLY where found. Because of this, do NOT allow your children to be the ones to find the boxes! Adults, please take charge.

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