United States Olympic Training Center
- Type: Sightseeing, Sports
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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The United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center of the U.S. Olympic team and the active headquarters of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The 35-acre complex houses two Olympic-size swimming pools, as well as practice facilities for a variety of competitive sports, including fencing, gymnastics, weightlifting and wrestling. In addition to the athletes who live and train here, the center welcomes roughly 140,000 visitors each year and offers 15 guided tours each day during the summer months. Start your trip to the U.S. Olympic Training Center at the Visitors Center, where you'll find detailed information about the complex. From there, you can make your way to the massive Hall of Fame, which honors some of the most spectacular athletes in U.S. Olympic History.
You're welcome to visit the Hall of Fame on your own, but many recent visitors recommend tagging along on the free tour. "Complimentary tours are conducted by athletes residing there, and the one that led our group was knowledgeable, friendly, and forthcoming in his answers," wrote one TripAdvisor user. Other travelers loved having the opportunity to watch training sessions in action.
You can tour the Olympic Training Center Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the summer and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter, with tours departing the visitors center every 30 minutes. Admission to the complex — located in the heart of Colorado Springs — is free. For more information, check the U.S. Olympic Training Center's website.