Tucson Arizona Temple

We have joyful hearts and a feeling of overwhelming gratitude for a house of the Lord in Tucson, Arizona.

— President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

During the Saturday morning session of the October 2012 Semi-Annual General Conference, President Thomas S. Monson announced plans for a temple to be built in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson is Arizona’s second largest city. It will be the 6th temple in Arizona and will likely serve members from eight stakes in Tucson and the surround areas.

The temple site is located in the Catalina Foothills where East Ina Road curves into Skyline Drive, where visitors and patrons will find a marvelous view of the surrounding area.


After about a year and a half of work, the temple was dedicated on August 13, 2017 by Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church.


7281 N Skyline Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85718



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Temple Facts

Announcement: October 6, 2012
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: October 17, 2015 by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Public Open House: June 3 – June 24, 2017
Dedication: August 13, 2017 by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The Tucson Arizona Temple was originally designed with a 95-foot steeple, which would have required a special permit. So plans were altered, and the steeple was replaced with a dome-shaped cupola.

Cactus plants at the Tucson Arizona Temple site were transplanted to an on-site nursery and reintegrated into the final landscaping.

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