TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) Officials with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints say tours of the new temple in Twin Falls exceeded expectations.
Spokesman Terry McCurdy says nearly 160,000 visitors toured the building during the month it was open to the public. That total is about 10,000 more than church officials anticipated.
The public tours ended Saturday.
McCurdy says church members made up about 60 percent of the visitors.
This week, church members will polish up the temple in advance of a dedication ceremony planned Sunday.
The new structure, with a 159-foot spire and located along the Snake River canyon rim, will be the LDS church's 126th operating temple when it's dedicated.