Tag Archive: Colorado Zoos

Sep 27

Will Rogers Shrine

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Will Rogers Shrine is an historic monument built in the 1930s by philanthropist Spencer Penrose.  Penrose created the famous Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs and financed the construction of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo where the Will Rogers Shrine is located. A visit to the shrine is included in the admission to the zoo whether you …

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Aug 29

Revisiting: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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We have always liked the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and when we found ourselves back in the Colorado Springs area we just had to stop for another visit.  Our last visit was in in 2011 and we were looking forward to the seeing the new changes the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo had in store for us.   My …

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Aug 17

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo: Colorado Springs

Giraffe Area

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs is one of only two mountain zoos in the United States which makes it very unique.  It sits at an elevation of 6,800 feet and since it is built on the side of a mountain there is quite a bit of walking up stairs and walking up and down hills.  The …

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