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Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun

4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
719 578 5367
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural

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Erie, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were at the Broadmoor for a conference and saw the Memorial lit up on Friday night when we asked what it was from the staff we decided to venture up there on Sat afternoon during a break. It is not far from the Broadmoor at all but it is interesting you must travel through the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A winding road takes you to an interesting structure that is not only worthy of being explored, but a chance to see Colorado Springs from an angle not seen from many places. If you have a fear of heights, this might not be the place for you!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

just being there is like being in heaven. the views and the atmosphere are wonderful. there is nothing to dislike. I loved the serenity.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Oddly, this is part of a trip to the Zoo. You have to drive through the zoo itself, go up a winding road and walk up some more. On a clear day, the view is well worth the effort.

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Colorado Springs, Co
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You have to drive up through the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on a very narrow road, but it is well worth the trip! The Memorial is very interesting and the view of Colorado Springs is stunning!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Besides the beautiful artwork, architecture and great celebration of a wonderful human being, the shire is also an excellent way to get your bearings and plan your day. Not only can you see EVERYTHING around the shrine, but they have put plaques around the shrine to indicate the location/direction of geographical, historic and famous places.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

one of the best spot to see the town of Colorado Springs, and a plus at the zoo, the little museum is a perfect link to the Broadmoor story, and the foundation of Colorado Springs , early morning is a good time as the sun goes down fast behind the mountains in the wet side! Enjoy!!!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

You must purchase a Cheyenne Zoo admission in order to drive your car up to the Will Rogers Shrine. Once there, you will find the views quite awesome and the Shrine has small chapel inside where the founders of the Broadmoor Hotel, Mr. & Mrs. Penrose are entombed. There is a small museum at the base of the Shrine that... More 

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co springs, co
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122 reviews 122 reviews
37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

must drive through zoo, slowly dont hit the kids, good if you combine with Zoo, will rogers would not charge to see this peopel forget "im not a member of any organized party"

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Fort Worth, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We drove up to the shrine after visiting the zoo (admission is included in zoo admission). You must do this - the views from the top are amazing and totally worth the sort of scary, steep drive up. Be very careful with little ones and adventurous kiddos. It's a long way down. But take your camera and soak in the... More 

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