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Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun

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Well Worth the Drive UP

Very interesting shrine. Learned a lot about Will Rogers and also the Colorado Springs area... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Farmington, Pennsylvania
Will Rogers isn't buried here--but Spencer Penrose is

The Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun, also known as the Will Rogers Shrine, is a magnificent... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5728
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting shrine. Learned a lot about Will Rogers and also the Colorado Springs area. Definitely climb the stairs. The attendant was very informative.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 530donalds
Reviewed October 30, 2018

The Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun, also known as the Will Rogers Shrine, is a magnificent piece of architecture, a 100-foot, five-story, observation tower on Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that overlooks Colorado Springs, the Broadmoor resort and the Garden of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

We have a zoo pass so the mysterious shrine is part of the package. The drive right THROUGH the zoo, right through, very slowly , then up the semi steep, semi freakishly high( yet beautiful )road . Just when you aren’t sure if you wanna...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HeddyInBrazil
Reviewed September 21, 2018

If you're looking for an interesting piece of history and great views, this is the spot to be. This shrine is simply that—a shrine. It's not exactly a museum, although it's full of photos of Will Rogers and murals from the early days of Colorado...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Abigail Y
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We expected a lot of cool things to see but really it's just a monument you can climb and look out over. It wasn't worth the extra hassle to get to the top.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ColoradoTravelsWorld
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is a very simple and beautiful place to visit. YOU WILL NEED TO PAY FOR A DAY AT THE ZOO. Make sure you make time for this. Don't wait until close to go up. I easily spent hour and half taking the photos and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Most people under 50 don't even know who Will rogers is but its a very interesting and beautiful drive and structure. His life and death are inspiring.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Departure627298
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Since the memorial was included in the price of our zoo ticket we decided to take a drive to the top of the mountain and have a look. The drive up there is not for the faint of heart; it is very narrow with lots...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank joefromjohnsisland
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Spent an hour here learning about the history of both Will Rogers and the Penrose Rose family. The shrine, the views and the rich history was an unexpected treat on our visit to the zoo!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Georgeanna W
Reviewed August 15, 2018

If you go to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo then do yourself a favor, and pay to do the Will Rogers Shrine as well. This place will leave you breathless with the view of Colorado Springs, and the pictures they have hanging all over the inside...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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May 20, 2018|
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Response from Robert M | Reviewed this property |
If your pet can climb almost 100 stairs, then no reason why your pet shouldn't enjoy the shrine. I don't recall seeing any notices that pets were not allowed!
May 4, 2018|
Response from Robert M | Reviewed this property |
I would allocate at the minimum 30 minutes, if you are planning to climb to the top. There are a lot of very ineteresting pictures and articles to see and read in the stairwell and in adjoining rooms on the way to the top... More