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Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun

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Address: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5728
Phone Number: 719 578 5367
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Don't miss this opportunity when you visit the Zoo

Entrance to this area is thru the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and is included in the zoo admission. The shrine sits about 1700 ft above Colorado Springs on a cliff with a very sheer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Entrance to this area is thru the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and is included in the zoo admission. The shrine sits about 1700 ft above Colorado Springs on a cliff with a very sheer drop. The views from here are just awesome. The shrine contains many photos of the life of Will Rogers. The shrine is 100 ft tall and steps... More 

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Thank Bob A
Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! Between the history , architecture and sweeping valley views you just cannot go wrong with a visit here! I went with family and two small children... yes some hand holding will be required but it's well worth the visit! It's amazing what ego and some $$$ can cause people to do! All to not be forgotten and you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

High above the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, up the climbing road you find this hidden treasure. If you enjoy the wit & wisdon of Will Rogers, then you have to visit this shrine. It is great!

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Thank Bob H
Tucson, Arizona, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After attending the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, we drove up to the shrine and not only was the ride amazing with beautiful views but upon reaching the top we were amazed at the beauty of the shrine. All its majestic architecture and peaceful serene feeling that it projected that day. The chapel is a must see.

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Thank Klara C
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing the vision of some people. This Shrine is definitely something to visit. Be careful, always windy way up there. Pretty narrow inside.

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Thank Celestia P
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really beautiful memorial with absolutely incredible views of the Colorado Springs area! It feels really peaceful when walking through the grounds with lots of little flowers and well kept sitting areas. It is a shame that the only way to visit is by paying for zoo admission. We would gladly bring visitors to the area to visit... More 

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Thank MikeThePilgrim
Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

A fabulous view of the Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs and the surrounding mountains. The tower climb is a series of steep stairs, and each landing has an adjoining room with photos and history about Will Rogers.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

This little treasure is above the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and is a good way to end your day. You actually drive slowly through the zoo to reach this and get amazing views over the plains. We chose this with young children as an alternative to making the queasy trek up Pikes Peak.

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

From our visit to the zoo, we were able to drive to this amazing structure at the top of the cliffs above the zoo. It's an interesting drive in itself, but once you get to the shrine it's spectacular. You are so high up with beautiful picture taking opportunities. In the shrine as you ascend the stairs there are numerous... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Access to the Shrine of the Sun is included included in your Cheyenne Mountain Zoo fees and well worth the 10-15 minutes it takes you drive up to it. Stunning views of Colorado Springs and the drive up the twisting turning road was fun for the kids. One of my favorite features visiting Colorado (I'm east coast based), is how... More 

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