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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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amazing views

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Hayesville, North Carolina
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Hayesville, North Carolina
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Oddly, this is part of a trip to the Zoo. You have to drive through the zoo itself, go up a winding road and walk up some more. On a clear day, the view is well worth the effort.

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Colorado Springs, Co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You have to drive up through the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on a very narrow road, but it is well worth the trip! The Memorial is very interesting and the view of Colorado Springs is stunning!

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