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Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun

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Address: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Phone Number: +1 719-578-5367
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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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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Fort Carson, Colorado, United States
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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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Commerce City, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

This is an awesome site that is included in your admission to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. You drive through the gate and zoo and drive about 10 minutes to the top where they have a small building that includes the history of the shrine. Our teenagers loves the architecture and felt like it was like a castle. You should go... More 

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Thank Andrew F
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

We have always seen this tower but never knew how to get there....., well, your zoo ticket allows you to drive right up. It is a beautiful building with an even more amazing view!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Nice spot to visit while you're visiting the zoo. Great views and some cool history about the area. Be advised: it's all stairs to the top. No elevators.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

We saw this building as we were driving around Springs and wondered what it was. We found out when we went to the Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo. You get admission to the road up to the shrine included with your Zoo admission and it is worth the drive up the mountain. They views are wonderful from the top and the information... More 

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