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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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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 !

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
anastasia18092016
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Thank TheDahlHouse
Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to see this view!!!!!! It is so beautiful. I Love all the history and the whole family will love it.

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Thank Alysia D
Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With your park admission you will gain access to the drive up the mountain to the Memorial. Nice view of CO Springs and the surrounding valley. Hike up the 94 steps to the top of the memorial to have a greater view and a little history of Will Rogers.

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Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the price of our ticket to the zoo, this attraction is free. If you are afraid of heights like me, I didn't realize how far up this shrine is, while looking up at it at the zoo! We were already on our way up to the shrine, when I figured it out. Needless to say, I wasn't driving, so... More 

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Thank kathy103
Vero Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told it's a full day commitment to do the zoo and the shrine. From others we heard it was nice to visit however at the end of our 10 days here we didn't have time to do the zoo.

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Thank SH K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely worth the walk to the lower portions for the overlook and to see the interesting details inside. Walking to the top is not necessary to enjoy the shrine unless you just want to climb some stairs.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This monument to Will Rogers belies its real purpose -- it's meant to honor philanthropist Spencer Penrose and his wife Julie. Mr. Penrose, who was still living when the monument was built, dedicated it to the humorist Will Rogers. The Penroses lie in quiet repose beneath the monument. The clock at the top of the tower tolls four times per... More 

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