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Bismarck North Dakota Mormon Temples

Not far from the banks of the mighty Missouri River, the Bismarck North Dakota Temple stands in elegant simplicity on windswept plains. It is the 61st temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the first temple to have been constructed in the Dakotas, serving Church members from North and South Dakota. At the time of its dedication, the Bismarck North Dakota Temple served a geographical area spanning more than 200,000 square miles, with patrons traveling from as far as Minnesota, Nebraska and Manitoba to attend. The Bismarck North Dakota Temple’s remote location demonstrates the Church’s commitment to bring temples to its members wherever they are.
 
At 10,700 square feet, the Bismarck North Dakota Temple has a relatively small floor plan and was the sixth small-scale temple to be dedicated. Its exterior resembles those of dozens of temples constructed in the late 1990s and early 2000s as part of a streamlining effort to bring temples closer to more Church members. By eliminating some features found in larger temples, such as cafeterias for patrons, the Church reduced expenses and thus allowed more Church members to participate in the essential functions of temple worship. Church President Gordon B. Hinckley said of these smaller temples, “I am very grateful for them. They are very efficient and exceedingly well built with the best materials.” 
 
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Temples

Finished/Dedicated: 1

Membership

11,017

Missions

0

Congregations

22

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