Angel Moroni - In the Trees landscapeThe Sacramento Temple was our 28th temple. At the time of this writing, there are 201 temples either operating, under construction, or announced. So we’ve visited about 14%. We have a long way to go, and the list is just going to get longer (which is awesome!).

Sacramento Temple Front NarrowSo why all the nerdy numbers?

If you’ve read my other temple posts, you know that I am prone to rave about the beauty of each temple and to carry on about the grounds. Sometimes maybe it gets redundant, but it’s all true, so what else can I say?

Anyway, the Sacramento California temple grounds take the cake. My favorite so far. And I think it will take a lot to surpass them. They are truly incredible. Immediately around the temple are gorgeous flowers and trees and kind of the usual stuff, but beyond that, it is set in on acres and acres of park land, full of oak trees.

Sacramento Temple Grounds (2)

It also sits atop a hill, where at the bottom you are greeted with stunning landscaping, both natural and planned.

Sacramento Temple Grounds EntranceI love that anyone can go and enjoy the beauty – member of the church or not.

Sacramento Temple East Side ViewWhile we were there, on a busy day, there were many patrons going in and out of the temple, and many more people picnicking in the park around it.

Angel Moroni atop Sacramento TempleAnd one more thing… Turkeys!

The Sacramento Temple has wild turkeys on its grounds!

Sacramento Temple SidebarDate Visited: March 30, 2018

Miles From Home: 595

Location: Rancho Cordova, California

Dedication:  September 3, 2006 by Gordon B. Hinckley

From the Dedicatory Prayer: We pray for this nation of which we are citizens, that the liberties and freedoms of the people may be preserved, that righteousness may reign, and peace may prevail. Take from our hearts all bitterness and hatred, and end the conflicts which rage in many quarters.