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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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Great view and history of Will Rogers.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul D
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Clute
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I knew a little about Will Rogers but became a fan because of my visit to the shrine. This is an amazing place on a sunny Colorado day and Will Rogers wit and common sense are as applicable today as when this interesting man was alive.

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Thank Macgruber M
Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Will Rogers was an American pundit, newspaperman, and actor back in the 20s and 30s and had many clever things to say which garnered him a substantial following. He died in a plane crash in Alaska--but not before he made friends with some of the locals here in Colorado Springs. His friend Spencer Penrose, one of the city's founders, memorialized... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting place, the view is perfect. It is a little odd that it a memorial built for a man that was not from CO and that is not burried there but hey ! still a cool place !

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Will Rogers was a rare talent, this memorial shows some of his lifes work and how he was a great entertainer. Also the tower has a viewpoint where you can see most of the geographic and man made infrastructure features in Colorado Springs, you are at 8,000 feet in the tower! The bells are a nice touch, ring on the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The Will Rogers Shrine is included in your admission to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Picturesque views from the top! Several picnic tables at the top to enjoy a picnic lunch. Great tribute to a great man!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Such a stunning tribute to Will Rogers. The climb up the stairs is worth it as each level has so much to share, but it is hard if you can't do stairs well. and worth it if you can. The view at the top is well worth the steps!

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