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The Reno Nevada Temple is the 81st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The first temple built in Nevada was in Las Vegas in 1989. Ten years later ground was broken for a second Nevada temple, this time in Reno. After the temple was built but before the it was dedicated, the Reno Nevada Temple was opened to visitors. Visitors were impressed by the temple and the strong emphasis on family it represents. One visitor commented, “I feel there’s so much religious commitment with these people. I was particularly inspired by the focus on family values. I was taken and moved by that, by the importance of keeping the family together. It made me come away really feeling good.” A newspaper columnist wrote: “I was among 5,000 people who visited the final day of the open house.... I was among many non-Mormons delighted to experience the facility.” [1]

President Thomas S. Monson, First Counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the Reno Nevada Temple on 23 April 2000. During the dedicatory prayer President Monson said, "Bless all who have made possible this beautiful structure. May they gain satisfaction from the knowledge that they have had a part in creating this sacred edifice. May they recognize that it is no longer simply a building, but rather a house consecrated unto Thee and Thy Beloved Son, a place of holiness, a sanctuary of faith. We pray that the divine presence of this house in this community may be felt by all who pass by, that it may be looked upon with respect and appreciation.” [2]

The Reno Nevada Temple has a total floor area of 10,700 square feet, two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms. It serves over 25,000 members in the area.



  1. “News of the Church,” Ensign, July 2000, 74
  2. "Reno dedicatory prayer: 'No longer simply a building,'" Church News 29 Apr. 2000: 10.

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