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“Amazing Site, High Admission”

Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun
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Hamilton, ON
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88 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Amazing Site, High Admission”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

The shrine is a fascinating attraction that not only gives you a great view of Colorado Springs, it also teaches you a lot about the life of Will Rogers (the shrine's namesake), and Spencer Penrose (the shrine's builder, who is currently entombed in the shrine).

Unfortunately, because the only access road to the shrine goes through the Cheyenne Zoo, you must purchase full admission to the zoo to get access to the shrine. This is a great deal if you plan to spend the day at the zoo, but for me and my traveling partner, it cost us over $35 to spend a couple hours at the shrine.

Unless you have money to burn, or are Will Rogers buff (as I am), the admission price may just be too steep, which is the only reason I couldn't give this attraction a 5-star review.

Visited June 2013
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Moore, Oklahoma
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67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Unique, but not super impressive”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Long trip to the top. Not much to see once we got up there. Long staircase to an overlook, nice view.

Visited September 2013
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Texas
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52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Take some time to do this”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

I sort of reviewed this when talking about the Cheyenne Zoo. it's a very tall castle like building high in the mountains. Admission is including with Zoo ticket. You drive up to it by going through the zoo entrance gate verfying your admissions ticket. Is steep and small road but if going slow enough not really an issue. So high up you really get that mountain feel with the quiteness and smells of the mountains. You can go up the shrine but be prepared for lots of stairs, but the view is worth it if can do it. Very small museum about the man/couple who built it; it took maybe 5 minutes or so to go through it. Lots of pictures of Will Rodgers life in the shrine too.

Visited September 2013
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new york
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing view”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Came with the admission to the zoo(which is well worth it too) Drive up mountain was steep alittle scary but welll worth it. once up at the shrine the view was magnificent. The idea that they built this out of one boulder amazing!!

Visited August 2013
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Springfield, Missouri
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Breathtaking view”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

A beautiful view from the top of the shrine. Kids and adults alike will enjoy it. Definitely worth taking time to see since you're already at the zoo anyway.

Visited August 2013
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