CNN: Salt Lake Temple one of eight "religious wonders" in U.S. has labeled the Salt Lake Temple one of "eight religious wonders to see in the U.S."

Temple Square, the 35-acre area on which the Salt Lake Temple sits, attracts millions of visitors from all over the world each year. The temple, which took 40 years to build, was completed in 1893.

Other religious landmarks mentioned in the CNN article include:

Although visitors to Temple Square are always welcome on the temple grounds and in the temple's foyers and waiting rooms, only Latter-day Saints who adhere to the faith can enter into one of the Church's 138 dedicated temples. With this in mind, writer Marina Scomor includes helpful information for first-time visitors to Temple Square: "For those not allowed inside the temple, a scaled model is on display in the Temple Square South Visitors' Center, which shows off the building's interior."

The 88-inch tall scaled model sits in front of a giant window in the South Visitors' Center facing the actual building it replicates.

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