Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City is totally surrounded by large heavy ironed fences. Though the grounds are "opened" to the public for tours, you may not enter on your own. You must be part of a tour group and be escorted at all times.
We signed up to hear the choir practice while staying in Park City, at Marriott's Summit Watch. They provide transportation from the resort to Temple Square and back for a reasonable fee. The tour was not at all what we thought we were signing up for, and therefore we were very disappointed. Had we known the nature of tour, we probably would not have gone. Still, being prepared with the right expectations, can make a difference in your level of enjoyment in any activity. So, if you go; be better prepared and know you're not going to get to hear much of the choir and or learn much about the choir...that it's primarily to tell you how wonderful being a Mormon is. The tour description really didn't convey that.
I would not recommend doing this with small children. I believe it was about a 6 hour field trip from the resort, and best geared towards adults wearing good walking shoes. The other item worth noting is everywhere you go, even to eat is church related with Mormon murals on the walls....really over loaded if you're comfortable with your own religious choice. You're pretty restricted how far you can venture there in downtown Salt Lake, in order to get back in time to hear the choir, even for a short while before the bus ride back to the resort.
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