Bentonville Arkansas Temple

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Bentonville Arkansas Temple
Dedication scheduled
Bentonville Temple Construction1.jpg
The Bentonville Arkansas Temple during construction
Dedication17 September 2023, by David A. Bednar
Site8.8 acres (3.6 ha)
Floor area25,000 sq ft (2,300 m2)
Official websiteNews & images
Additional information
Announced5 October 2019
Groundbreaking7 November 2020, by David A. Bednar
Open house17 June-1 July 2023
LocationBentonville, Arkansas, United States

36°23′06″N 94°10′59″W / 36.3851°N 94.1830°W / 36.3851; -94.1830

The Bentonville Arkansas Temple is a temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) under construction in Bentonville, Arkansas. The Bentonville Arkansas Temple will be the LDS Church's first temple in the state of Arkansas.[2][3]


On October 5, 2019, during the church's general conference, church president Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Bentonville Arkansas Temple.[4]

The temple's location was announced on April 23, 2020, on an 8.8 acre lot adjacent to a current meetinghouse on McCollum Drive.[5][6]

On August 28, 2020, the LDS Church released an exterior rendering of the temple and announced that a groundbreaking ceremony would be held on in November 2020, with David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, presiding remotely at the event.[7] The groundbreaking took place on November 7, 2020,[8][9] the same date on which ground was broken for the Red Cliffs Utah Temple.[10][11]

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  1. ^ "President Nelson Announces Eight New Temples at October 2019 General Conference", Newsroom, LDS Church, 5 October 2019
  2. ^ "Bentonville Arkansas Temple |". Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Retrieved 2020-07-09.
  3. ^ Walch, Tad (2020-04-23). "Church announces location of Bentonville Arkansas Temple". Deseret News. Retrieved 2020-07-09.
  4. ^ "President Nelson Announces New Temples During General Conference". 2019-10-05. Retrieved 2020-07-09.
  5. ^ "Bentonville Arkansas Temple Location Announced". 2020-04-23. Retrieved 2020-07-09.
  6. ^ "Latter-day Saint church announces location of temple in Arkansas". KSTU. 2020-04-23. Retrieved 2020-07-09.
  7. ^ Update on Three US Temples, Newsroom,, 28 August 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  8. ^ Martin-Brown, Becca (21 November 2020). "LDS temple soon to rise: Bentonville Stake breaks ground on McCollum Road". Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  9. ^ Church Breaks Ground for Bentonville Arkansas Temple, Newsroom,, 7 November 2020. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  10. ^ Groundbreaking Held for Red Cliffs Utah Temple, Newsroom,, 7 November 2020. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  11. ^ Miller, Debbie (13 January 2022). "Temple takes shape: Sacred space will be first of its kind in Arkansas". Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Retrieved 4 April 2022.