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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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Beautiful!

The Shrine itself is gorgeous with painted murals and gorgeous views from several different heights. I made it to the top of the shrine, barely, but I made it! Ha! This was a... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2015
AdrienneM61
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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

The Shrine itself is gorgeous with painted murals and gorgeous views from several different heights. I made it to the top of the shrine, barely, but I made it! Ha! This was a wonderful addition at the end of our afternoon at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - definitely take the time to drive up and experience the shrine.

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Stuart, Florida
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2015

If you visit the zoo you must then take the drive up the top to this attraction, great views and history.

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Galena, Kansas
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Why not go it is free with your admission to the zoo. I would highly recommend this to all travelers.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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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32 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

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Thank Evaholloway
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

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San Jose, California
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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

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De Forest, WI
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34 reviews
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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

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New Lenox, IL
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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!!!

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Houston, Texas
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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 

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