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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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
36 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Longmont, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 reviews 3 reviews
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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