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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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+1 719-578-5367
09:00 - 16:00
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Beautiful View After Zoo Trip

Amazing views from the top of the tower. If you're going to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, entrance to the road that goes up to the Shrine is included in your admission fee.

Reviewed 8 October 2015
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Amazing views from the top of the tower. If you're going to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, entrance to the road that goes up to the Shrine is included in your admission fee.

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

to travel to this shrine you have to take a very curvy road and you better are not scared of heights because the road is narrow up to the shrine, when going there you will travel through the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo area

Thank Evaholloway
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32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Weird getting to ... you actually drive THROUGH the zoo where people are walking to get to it. If you can climb several flights of stairs, you are rewarded with amazing views. Pictures in small rooms on the way up.

Thank dotg46
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Amazing views but it's a bit scary driving there. Free admission with zoo entrance fee. Restrooms are available

Thank julie l
De Forest, WI
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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

Thank Carolyn15
New Lenox, IL
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208 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
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!!!

Thank Bob_B_NewLenox_IL
Houston, Texas
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431 reviews
197 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
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 

Thank SherriLR
Bettendorf, Iowa
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129 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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.

Thank esfesq
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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!

Thank cabali
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48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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.

Thank Pound2013

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