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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
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This is part of the zoo admission and you drive up a curvy road to get to the top of the mountain. It's well worth seeing both for the view and the tower itself

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2015
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De Forest, WI
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De Forest, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

This is part of the zoo admission and you drive up a curvy road to get to the top of the mountain. It's well worth seeing both for the view and the tower itself

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New Lenox, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

And just when you thought that you had seen everything in the Colorado Springs area, you got to this little spot - beautiful!!!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

If you go to the zoo, you really ought to do the little additional drive (through the zoo) up to this memorial. It offers a great view of Colorado Springs and a little bit of history about Will Rogers and the Penroses. You can do the drive and visit in 30 minutes to an hour, and it is well worth... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We always wondered what the Will Rogers' shrine was all about, so one day we drove up from the zoo and visited the really large house. It was nice, great views of the city, but that's about it. Worth going for free on a clear day when you pay admission to the zoo.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Nice but small! A tall tower to climb, even higher than the zoo, but within its limits. A place to visit if you're on the zoo!

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Peyton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Awesome view of Colorado Springs! Only need to go every 5-10 years though because the Shrine does not change. You can get a package deal with the zoo entry.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

As we walked through the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, my eyes kept being drawn up to the large stone tower sitting high up on the side of the hill. I finally saw a picture of it on the zoo map we were given and realized we could visit it for free with our zoo admission. All you have to do is... More 

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

This would be an excellent BUT you have to buy a ticket to the zoo to go to the shrine, we did NOT go to the zoo so the price is way too high. The shrine is very nice too bad more people can't see it

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Johnstown, Colorado
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

We have always seen the Shrine standing so tall on the mountain while we visited the zoo and we finally had a chance to take the drive up. Such a beautiful Shrine. The stone work is amazing. The view was incredible with breathe taking views from Garden of the Gods to across the valley and over looking the Broadmoore Hotel... More 

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Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

The road up to the the shrine is very steep and curvy. drive slow and be careful of the cars coming down it is hard to see around the curves. The shrine it self is small but it has lots of stuff to look at. The view from the top is amazing.

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