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Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun

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Address: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Phone Number: 719 578 5367
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The setting is wonderful but the Shrine is less so

A WIll Rogers Shrine was placed on the side of Cheyenne Mountain, just above the wonderful Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Both are behind the exclusive Broadmoore Hotel/resort. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Greeley
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A WIll Rogers Shrine was placed on the side of Cheyenne Mountain, just above the wonderful Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Both are behind the exclusive Broadmoore Hotel/resort. The setting is wonderful. A small road switches back and forth, hugging the side of this mountain. Will Rogers was a comedic good old boy and this monument was ment to honor him. Unfortunately,... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

With your entrance ticket to the Cheyenne Zoo your entrance to the Memorial is included. The place is very serene, and the views of the town are well worth the short drive up the hill. The shrine has a small chapel as well.

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Hayesville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The views were fabulous and the gentleman who was the caretaker was very friendly and informative. The drive up was quite steep but stunning.

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Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Interesting place to see skyline of Colorado springs. Not much to see at shrine except graves of Broadmore Hotel owners. You have to go through zoo to get to shrine. Great chimes play from top of hill.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

great view of the city with, lots and lots of stairs..lol, not much else to see , driving by car is the best, bring your own drinks nother up there to eat or drink, short visit

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

From my house I can see the shrine lit up every night. It is a beautiful beacon on a hill. I have been up to it several times because the views of the city and the eastern plains is spectacular. Spencer Penrose and his wife Julie are buried there but he built the shrine in remembrance of his good friend... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Part of zoo admission. If you have never been it is a nice drive to get a view of the city. One can walk to the top to really see the lights etc. However if a choice between time at zoo and here, would stay at zoo.

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Erie, Colorado
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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
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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