Plan a visit to one of the Tucson area’s museums, art galleries, or cultural centers. Or a hike or camping trip to one of the nearby natural parks. Or make a day of it with the whole family at Old Tucson or Children’s Museum Tucson.
LDS Members make up 2.97% of Tucson. There are 5 stakes in the area. Currently members attend the Gila Valley Temple but when the Tucson Arizona Temple is completed it will be the 6th in the state. The rendering of the Tucson Arizona Temple is a two-story, 34,000-square-foot mission-style temple, similar to the design for the Tijuana Mexico Temple.
LDS HistoryMembers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints influenced the history of Tucson, Ariz., making their mark even years before 1899, when the first Mormon settlers began farming in that area. In fact, a monument now stands in downtown Tucson, testament to the fact that the Mormon Battalion marched through that area nearly five decades earlier.