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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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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!

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

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

With your entrance ticket to the Cheyenne Zoo your entrance to the Memorial is included. The place is very serene, and the views of the town are well worth the short drive up the hill. The shrine has a small chapel as well.

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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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Colorado
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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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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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