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Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun

4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5728
+1 719-578-5367
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This is definitely worth the walk to the lower portions for the overlook and to see the interesting... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
amandahT8420VB
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This monument to Will Rogers belies its real purpose -- it's meant to honor philanthropist Spencer... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
Jeremiahjj
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4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5728
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"his life"
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"nice drive"
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

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.

Thank amandahT8420VB
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

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...More

Thank Jeremiahjj
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

The Memorial is set back from the rest of Lookout Mt. It's a shame the local authorities placed so many microwave, cell phone towers, and even high tension electrical transmission lines right in front of the memorial. But worth the view on the other side....More

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Reviewed 25 June 2016

If you are looking for a sweeping and awe-inspiring view of the Broadmoor and Colorado Springs and the mountains and the plains and everything in between, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better spot for your camera than the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun,...More

Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

We didn't know anything about this and could see it while in the Zoo and wondered what it was. On the back of the Zoo map it tells you its a historic monument and only 1.4 miles up Cheyenne Mountain and include in your zoo...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Great views up a switch back mountain. Absolutely beautiful drive and shrine. You will be hard pressed to find better viwes

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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We drove up after a zoo visit. The drive is steep and slow but the shrine is a must see. Excellent views of the City and lots of historical photos and information about Will Rogers and Mr. Primrose. The building design was cool. Only wish...More

Thank mtoutdoor
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

The Shrine, what it stands for and what it was built for, and the view are all outstanding . The one real drawback is the fact that to access the shrine you have to drive through the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and are forced to pay...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

The Will Rogers Memorial Shrine is a special place. The views from the shrine of the steep side of Cheyenne Mountain is spectacular. A must visit site while in Colorado Springs.

Thank David K
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

After visiting the zoo we drove up to the Shrine and we are so glad we did. Such a beautiful shrine to Will Rogers and the Penrose family. Many pictures of Mr. Rogers are displayed in the shrine. The chapel where the Penroses are buried...More

Thank LoriP2009
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