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I've been wanting to come to the Lotus Temple FOREVER! We drove by years ago and I haven't stopped thinking about it!

It was truly majestic. Sometimes, I get super excited about things and I kind of get this goofy grin that I can't contain. This is one of those times.

I love architecture and this place breathtaking.

The kids were dying to go and look at the llama's, but we needed to eat first. Luckily, they do have a buffet. They had something for everyone, even dairy and egg free. It wasn't super great, but it wasn't too bad either.

After eating, we headed to the temple room. We love learning about different cultures and really want our kids to learn as well.

We were excited for our kids to learn about Hinduism.

We all received blessings of safety that day.

It was a pretty cool experience.

We learned about their offerings and deities.

We also learned that they do Yoga classes in the Temple!

The kids favorite part was probably the Animal tours.

We were a little hesitant and first to pet the animals, but apparently, that's what they are for! You can actually schedule a tour to that includes llama orientation, use of the llama obstacle course, rides for kids under 60lbs, grooming, feeding the animals, and taking them for a walk. If only we had known!
They actually sale peacock feathers for like a dollar a piece. Also, have you ever seen a white peacock before? With babies?!

There were some parrots.
And LOTS of llamas.

All the food that we ate was grown right on the temple grounds.

There is also a playground. It was super hot to play on, but that didn't seem to stop the kids.

Pretty sure the llamas were showing off for us.

Be sure to check out the second floor of the temple on the outside. (*NOTE: There was a TON of mouse droppings all over. I don't know how to explain how much there was, but just so you know, it was kind of crazy.)

All in all, it was a neat place to visit.

Plus, one day, we will be coming to the Festival of Colors!


10 am - 6 pm Monday - Saturday
10 am - 4 pm Sunday
Entrance Fee(s)
Free to walk around
If you want a guided tour, they do ask for a donation
Helpful Tips

A buffet lunch and salad bar is open daily on the premises from 11am until 7pm.

Gift Shop

Sale Local Produce grown on Temple Grounds

We had no idea! We could have fed the llamas?!

  • Tours can include llama orientation, use of the llama obstacle course, rides for kids under 60lbs, grooming, feeding the animals, and taking them for a walk.
  • The tours last an hour, and cost $2.00 per person, minimum $20.00. We can give discounts to groups of 20 or more. Scheduling should be done at least 48 hours in advance for these guided tours.
  • Alternatively, groups can come onto the property with bags of carrots and / or apples (best broken up or cut into slices) and feed the llamas without an appointment or any fees (or guide).


Festival of Colors


Keri Kay Thu, 08/20/2015 - 08:51

Wow, I've always been curious about this place. I saw you on Studio 5 a few weeks back and I love your blog. Your posts show some really amazing Utah things that I have never heard of. Thanks!! I can't wait to read more.

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