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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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Will Rogers Monument

Will Rogers's ghost must still visit often this sweet and lovely place where many of his remaining... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeannette333
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
A True Rocky Mountain High

Perched high up on the side of Cheynenne Mountain, the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun is a place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven B
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Dallas, Texas
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4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5728
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Will Rogers's ghost must still visit often this sweet and lovely place where many of his remaining artifacts and rembrances are on display. The chimes are heard across the valley below and give pause for the contributions he made to everyday life and politics of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perched high up on the side of Cheynenne Mountain, the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun is a place where you can experience a true "Rocky Mountain High" (i.e., 8,000 feet). I had been wanting to visit ever since I discovered that my father (at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because you have to drive THROUGH the zoo to get to the shrine, you need to pay admission. Also, the only way up is in a car--no walking allowed. The tower is taller than you think, a five story climb. The painted room downstairs is...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

An unexpected plus included with our Zoo pass. We drove slowly up through the Zoo around the multiple curves to finally ascend the monument. Very impressive with remarkable views looking across the State nearly 150 miles on a clear day. Lots of stairs, but no...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

To get to the Will Rogers Shrine you will have to pay admission at the entrance of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The drive up the mountain is spectacular and a little scary. The road is narrow and edges the side of the mountain. There is...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We weren't even sure how to get up to the shrine at first after we were done at the zoo. But quickly figured it out with the help of an employee. It's included with your ticket so why not take a short drive up and...More

Thank Jessica C
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

So we decided to drive up after a day at the Cheyenne Zoo and we were glad we did. Such amazing views and a wonderful tribute to the Penrose family and Will Rogers.

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

Don't miss out on this cool attraction when visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! Beautiful view with some interesting historical significance and photos. Shrine expert was willing to answer any questions you may have. There is a small visitors' center with more information, bathrooms and free...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Built on the side on Cheyenne Mountain, above the Zoo, it is free with your zoo admission. Built from one huge piece of granite, the building consists of 94 steps to the top, with pictures along the way of the great American humorist, Will Rogers....More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

We checked out early from Colorado Springs and paid a quick visit to the Cheyenne mountain zoo. We took the option of visiting the shrine. It is quiet a drive up to the shrine but the views are well worth it.

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aimeeEashworth
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!
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fstsai
May 4, 2018|
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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
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