The Idaho Falls Temple, visible across the Snake River, was the first temple constructed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Idaho.
Construction began in 1939 and was completed in 1945.
The temple's soaring tower draws the eye upward, reminding people of the building's heavenly purpose - to bring people closer to God.
Within the walls of the temple, Latter-day Saints participate in the faith's most sacred religious rites, such as marriage for eternity and baptism in behalf of those who have died.
The temple was designed by a team of Latter-day Saint architects specifically chosen for the project - Edward O. Anderson, Georgious Y. Cannon, Ramm Hansen, John Fetzer, Hyrum Pope, and Lorenzo S. Young.
Its general style and individual details create a unique blend of two architectural styles - Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern.