MERIDIAN, Idaho (News Release) — The public is invited to sign up for tours of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Meridian Idaho Temple starting on Monday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. at www.templeopenhouse.lds.org. Visitors to the website can request tickets for specific dates and times to visit the temple.
The free public open house will begin on Saturday, Oct. 21, and continue through Nov. 11, 2017, except for the Sundays of Oct. 22 and 29 and Nov. 5.
As part of the open house and dedication activities, 6,000 local youth will participate in a cultural celebration honoring Idaho and Church history on Nov. 18, at the Taco Bell Arena.
The temple will be dedicated the following day on Sunday, Nov. 19, in three sessions at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. The dedication will be broadcast to members of the Church in Idaho and the temple district. The three-hour block of meetings will be cancelled for that Sunday for those congregations to enable members of the Church to participate and focus on this sacred event.
The Meridian Idaho Temple was announced by Church President Thomas S. Monson at the Church’s April 2011 general conference. Ground was broken for the temple on Aug. 23, 2014. This will be the Church’s fifth temple in Idaho, with others located in Boise, Rexburg, Twin Falls and Idaho Falls. A sixth temple, in Pocatello, has also been announced. There are about 426,000 Latter-day Saints in Idaho.
The Meridian Idaho Temple is located at 7345 North Linder Road, a few blocks north of the intersection of North Linder Road and Chinden Blvd.