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

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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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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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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9 attraction reviews
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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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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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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Plymouth, Minnesota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are at the zoo, don't miss this attraction. It's really quite a view from the top of the Shrine.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We traveled on Spring Break, so there was still snow on the ground and the temps were in the 30's. Brrr. The day we visited the zoo, the road to the shrine was closed due to icy conditions. Thankfully, the following day the road was open and we were able to use our ticket from the day before to visit... More

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

First, to get to this beauty you have to purchase a ticket to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The road to the the memorial can be scary to some but is well worth it. How they managed to build this tower here is unbelievable. We did not have the energy to climb the 99 stairs to the very top of the... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Absolutely beautiful. The craftmanship in the shrine is amazing. The views of Colorado Springs are breathtaking.

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