Colorado Springs isn’t just a dream getaway; it’s where dreams become a reality. Just head to 1 Olympic Plaza and see for yourself. It’s so woven into the fabric of this Rocky Mountain city, that it’s called Olympic City USA—and for good reason. Colorado Springs is home to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center and, now, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum opening May 31.
And while endless outdoor recreational opportunities for all levels of athletic pursuits are waiting at the bend of every trail, what might be just as goosebumps-inducing as the stunning landscapes and picturesque mountain views is a day spent learning about and exploring where athletes train day in and day out to realize their dreams.
Take a tour of the Training Center and get up close and personal with the journey to gold. Budding-champions of your own will experience an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look into the daily lives and training regimens of Team USA athletes from across the country. Leave ignited with passion and excitement as the country counts down to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this summer, where a lifetime of dedication and hard work is on display, captured in a single game, race, or even moment. And while the future athletes train, Colorado Springs is commemorating the accomplishments of past generations of athletes.
The country’s biggest celebration of athletic achievements past and present is the new U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. Located in the heart of Downtown Colorado Springs and designed to resemble the flowing movement of an athlete in motion, this world-class new attraction gives life to the story of Team USA athletes. The stories of unbelievable victories, incredible comebacks, and moments of trials and growth are showcased to share with your family; it’s sure to delight and inspire.
Slated to be one of the most accessible museums in the world, no two trips exploring the museum will be the same. Walk through a tunnel as simulated opening ceremonies play, transporting you to the Olympic and Paralympic games as the athletes prepare for the moment they’ve been waiting for to reach their dreams. High-tech, tailored exhibits will leave you spell-bound. Race against digital renderings of top track stars. Explore the most expansive Olympic medal and torch collection in the world, with torches from the 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney, 2014 Sochi games, and more. Take in the stories of athletes’ past and present in the Hall of Fame, featuring volleyball legend Misty May-Treanor, the 1998 Women’s Hockey Team, famed short-track speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno, and so many more remarkable stories worth highlighting. There’s so much to explore, enjoy, and celebrate.
Look to Colorado Springs to find inspiration in the great outdoors, train like an athlete by hiking Manitou Incline and biking through Garden of the Gods Park, and relive the achievements of athletes past and present. It’s all waiting for you in Olympic City USA.
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