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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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Fort Worth, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Trinity
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Wonderful memorial in memory of Will Rogers. Great view of the city below. Keep your eyes on your children if you have little ones.... It's a long fall if they climb on the rocks or fences..

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you go to the cheyenne mountain zoo don't forget to check out this attraction. You have to drive through the zoo and up a steep road to the shrine. Once you'll find a mid-evil looking tower dedicated to Will Rogers. A spiraling staircase will take you up to platforms with STUNNING views of the front range. You can literally... More

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I like the place so much. Historic and beautiful. We bought the zoo ticket and were able to visit the shrine. My husband has a knee injury but he was able to take the stairs all the way to the top he was exhausted later on and in slight pain. The selfies there are unbeatable. The drive was nice and... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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