Fodor's Expert Review Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun

Colorado Springs Family Fodor's Choice

This five-story tower was dedicated in 1937, after a tragic plane crash claimed the life of Will Rogers, America's favorite—and funniest—cowboy. The shrine's viewing deck provides an impressive panoramic view of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. The tower interior is painted with all manner of Western murals in which Colorado Springs benefactor Spencer Penrose figures prominently, and is plastered with photos and homespun sayings of Rogers. In the chapel are 15th- and 16th-century European artworks.

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Quick Facts

4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd.
Colorado  80906, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $34.75, includes same-day admission to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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