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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
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Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Don't miss driving up to and going to the top of the shrine, after enjoying the zoo, for great views of Colorado Springs and the plains beyond! Wow!

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Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful view. So neat to see back into the past thru pictures of his life. Construction of the tower is amazing. The view is so worth the burn of the thighs.

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Kirbyville, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Free entrance with zoo admission. Great for anyone age 10 and in good health. Unique drive to & from Shrine. Lovely place. Stay as long as you can. Amazing memories. Take lots of Photos!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

When you pay for admission to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, you can get a ticket/pass to drive up to this shrine at no extra cost. I call it the Shrine in the Clouds because, on the day we visited, there were thunderstorms in the area and it was overcast. Nevertheless, it was worth climbing the stairs to the top for... More

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Broussard, Louisiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We drove to the shrine after our visit to the zoo. We climbed the 99 stairs only to find the door to the lookout padlocked. There are some great panoramic views form some of the lower decks, but we were disappointed that we could not walk out on the top observation deck. If you go to the zoo, don't miss... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It was the best place I've ever visited in my life! Beautiful panoramic view and a lovely look-out tower on the top of the mountain (several articles and pictures of Will Rogers on the walls)...and the bells playing "The Godfather". We found this place by coincidence, I didn't even know about it! We were the only visitors, and we were... More

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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is the grave of Spencer Penrose, Julie Penrose, and two of Spencer's friends. Definately check this place out when you go to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (BTW, the only way you can gain access to the Shrine is with the purchase of a zoo ticket). Penrose built this as a place to be buried, but his PR people told... More

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woodland park, co
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Be sure to visit this memorial as part of your zoo admission - you take your car and drive through the zoo to get to it, and there are lots of stairs once you get up there, so it's not for everyone....but great for the generation that remembers Will Rogers and Wiley Post.

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Gardner, Kansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

interesting, but strange. It is a shrine to a rich guy and his burial place (along with his wife and friends). It has nothing to do with will rogers except the builder wanted to memorialize him. good view and price is included with zoo admission, so if you go to the zoo, you should go for the view/experience..

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I really appreciate this place for the views it has of the city. Amazing! Its free with your purchase of a zoo ticket so why not?

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