The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the open house, cultural celebration and dedication dates for the Cedar City Utah, Tucson Arizona and Meridian Idaho temples.

All open houses are free to the public. Specific information on each temple is listed below.

Cedar City Utah Temple

The open house for the Cedar City Utah Temple will begin on Oct. 27 and continue through Nov. 18, except for the Sundays of Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12.

The cultural celebration will be held Dec. 9. The temple will be dedicated the following day on Sunday, Dec. 10, in three sessions at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. The dedication will be broadcast to members of the LDS Church in the Cedar City Utah Temple district. The three-hour block of meetings will be canceled for that Sunday for those congregations to enable members of the church to participate and focus on this sacred event.

Church President Thomas S. Monson announced construction of the temple at the church’s April 2013 general conference.

The temple is located at 300 South Cove Drive in Cedar City. It will serve members in southern Utah and eastern Nevada.

Ground was broken for the temple Aug. 8, 2015. This will be the church’s 17th temple in Utah. There are more than 2 million LDS members in Utah.

Tucson Arizona Temple

The open house for the Tucson Arizona Temple will begin on June 3, and continue through June 24, except for the Sundays of June 4, 11 and 18.

The cultural celebration will be held Aug. 12. The temple will be dedicated the following day on Sunday, Aug. 13, in three sessions at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. The dedication will be broadcast to members of the LDS Church in Arizona. The three-hour block of meetings will be canceled for that Sunday for those congregations to enable members of the church to participate

The temple was announced by Monson at the October 2012 general conference.

The Tucson Arizona Temple will be the sixth in the state. Temples are currently operating in Mesa, Snowflake, The Gila Valley, Gilbert and Phoenix. There are more than 416,000 members of the church in Arizona.

The temple is located on North Skyline Drive in the Catalina Foothills.

Ground was broken for the temple Oct. 17, 2015.

Meridian Idaho Temple

The open house for the Meridian Idaho Temple will begin on Oct. 21, and continue through Nov. 11, except for the Sundays of Oct. 22 and 29 and Nov. 5.

The cultural celebration will be held Nov. 18. The temple will be dedicated the following day on Sunday, Nov. 19, in three sessions at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. The dedication will be broadcast to members of the LDS Church in Idaho and the temple district. The three-hour block of meetings will be canceled for that Sunday for those congregations to enable members of the church to participate.

The temple was announced by Monson at the church’s April 2011 general conference. There are currently three operating temples in Idaho — in Boise, Rexburg and Twin Falls. The Idaho Falls Temple is currently being renovated and will open to the public to visit and tour this April before it is rededicated June 4. There are about 426,000 LDS members in Idaho.

The temple is located at 7345 North Linder Road, a few blocks north of the intersection of North Linder Road and Chinden Boulevard.

Ground was broken for the temple Aug. 23, 2014.

Daily Herald reporter Genelle Pugmire can be contacted at gpugmire@heraldextra.com, (801) 344-2910, Twitter @gpugmire

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