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“History and Views.”

Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

A great place to learn history, and a fantastic view of the plains of Colorado. Interesting architecture and structure to observe.

Thank Olaf S
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

To quote Will Rogers, "Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth" and one might wonder if he could appreciate the irony of being permanently enshrined above the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. While it's free to visit the shrine itself, you'll need to pay zoo admission in order to drive up to the shrine. While the shrine makes for an interesting visit, the real star of the show is is the spectacular views of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak. Definitely worth a visit if making a visit to the zoo.

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

This is an interesting place with a great view of Colorado Springs. Keep in mind that you can only get there through the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, with your zoo admission. Also, it closes pretty early, so if you take too long at the zoo, you might miss out. There are a lot of stairs, so if you have a stroller, or wheel chair, it's not the greatest place to go.

1  Thank Anna C
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This site was included with our zoo passes so we took advantage of it and glad we did. It is the castle building on top of the mountain when looking up from the zoo.

Thank A_VanAuken
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

If you go the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (and you should!), you definitely should include the drive through the zoo, up to the Shrine, which is included in most zoo tickets.
Sure, it's kind of a weird inexplicable mix of tomb of the guy who built it, crossed with a memorial to Will Rogers... But surrender to the cheesiness, climb the stairs, read the tributes, ogle the photos, learn a little something about Will Rogers,... And in the middle of all that, stop and enjoy the fabulous city views.

Thank Tishabug
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