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Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun

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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 30 October 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Kinda random but super pretty !

We have a zoo pass so the mysterious shrine is part of the package. The drive right THROUGH the... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
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4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5728
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Reviewed 30 October 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

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Reviewed 13 October 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

Thank HeddyInBrazil
Reviewed 21 September 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

Thank Abigail Y
Reviewed 4 September 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.

Thank ColoradoTravelsWorld
Reviewed 3 September 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

Thank SirSmoke
Reviewed 1 September 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.

Thank Departure627298
Reviewed 29 August 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

Thank joefromjohnsisland
Reviewed 22 August 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!

Thank Georgeanna W
Reviewed 15 August 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

1  Thank Dwayne A
Reviewed 1 August 2018

after spending time in the zoo we wanted to see Will Rogers Shrine, not knowing we literally drive thru the zoo; after driving through the spectators it is a steep drive up with wonderful views.

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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!
4 May 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