Forbes Traveler ranks Temple Square the 16th most visited tourist attraction in the United States. The original Forbes Traveler write-up says the following (with credit given to the LDS Newsroom): “The Mormon church’s headquarters are here, but Temple Square is more than just a destination for Latter Day Saints. In 2008, visitation to the square, which is festooned with lights for the holiday season, numbered around five million, making it Utah’s top tourist destination.”
The Visit Temple Square Web site (visittemplesquare.com) provides information for both individuals and group tours, explaining all the free things you can do on the 35 acres of Temple Square. It has a walking map of Temple Square with links and information on events, attractions, food, news, services and tours for your visit to Temple Square.