Fodor's Expert Review Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun

Colorado Springs Museum/Gallery

This five-story tower was dedicated in 1937, after the tragic plane crash that claimed Rogers's life. Its 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, America's favorite cowboy. In the chapel are 15th- and 16th-century European artworks.

Museum/Gallery Memorial/Monument/Tomb Historical Family

Quick Facts

4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd.
Colorado Springs, Colorado  80906, USA

719-578–5367

www.cmzoo.org/index.php/about-the-zoo/history/will-rogers-shrine/

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $17.25, includes admission to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Daily 9–5

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