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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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Got to go here for free with our zoo tickets. Had seen this from the Broadmoor, but had no idea how to get there. Unbelievable views, and you can climb to the top of the tower... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Got to go here for free with our zoo tickets. Had seen this from the Broadmoor, but had no idea how to get there. Unbelievable views, and you can climb to the top of the tower, which is not for the faint of heart- most in our group didn't go all the way up.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great views of Colorado Springs. Slow drive up through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Steep stairs up the shrine and then the great views.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I had seen the memorial from a distance for years but had no clue of its magnificence until I had the chance to visit. Beautiful views of the city of Colorado Springs.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Recently I had the opportunity to visit The Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. The Shrine is above The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and is really a separate activity.it has hundreds of steps and required a couple of hours to read and experience the place and its contents. it is definitely worth the effort. The historic murals, the Will Rogers memorabilia,... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

You have to purchase a ticket to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to get up to the shrine. The Penrose family built it as a tribute to Will Rogers who died during it's construction. The Penrose's are buried there. The view over the area is wonderful

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Interesting place to go. We bought the season pass to the zoo, which was a fantastic deal, and drove up to the shrine. Very cool piece of history, and the kids loved it!

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Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Nice hour visit after the zoo. Peaceful area. Some photos and tombs. Stairs up tower to view of Broadmoor and Airport, and Fort Carson

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Visitors must drive up to the top of Lookout Mountain. The road is steep and winding. There were many bikers and also skateboarders. The view from the top is great. The museum is wonderful and packed with memorabilia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Great place to see Colorado Springs from up high. Be aware that the elevation is about 8000 ft so walk slowly if you are not used of altitude. Be sure to talk to the caretaker for history Q&A. The information center is a must see also. Lots of history to read about and a video loop playing on a TV.... More 

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Greeley
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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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Address: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Phone Number: 719 578 5367
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs

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