Only the 108th temple worldwide, and the 51st in the Continental United States, the temple serves nearly 35,000 Latter-day Saints (LDS, or Mormon) living in northeastern Arizona and neighboring New Mexico. The 17,500 square foot temple stands on a six acre site overlooking the town to the south and surrounded by the Snowflake community golf course.
The Temple's exterior facade is royal rose granite on the lower level, and royal peach granite on the upper level. The building is topped by a gold statue of the angel Moroni, and ancient American prophet from Latter-day Saint scripture.
The interior of the temple includes a celestial room, two ordinance rooms seating 40 people each, two sealing rooms and a baptistry, as well as dressing rooms and offices.
Special features of the temple include:
* A water feature outside the entrance, cascading over a natural-rock ledge into a pool
* Antique art-glass panel depicting Jesus Christ with children
* Decorative American Indian patterns painted on ceilings throughout the temple
* Original paintings depicting landscapes in Arizona
* Reproduction of a painting depicting early Latter-day Saint missionary Jacob Hamblin with Hopi Chief Tuba
* Large original murals of landscapes
* Some custom-built furniture with early pioneer designs
* Navajo rugs and American Indian pottery
Address: 1875 West Canyon Drive
Come visit us in Snowflake, Arizona