With the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum set to open this spring, Colorado Springs was mentioned as one of the 52 Places to Go in 2020 by The New York Times.
Featuring locales from across the world, Washington, D.C., tops the list, followed by the British Virgin Islands and Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, a small town known for its sustainability and protecting endangered species.
At No. 6, Paso Robles, California, is the second American city on the list, with Colorado Springs third, coming in at No. 13.
In addition to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, The Times touts the new summit house that is under construction atop Pikes Peak as well as the city’s burgeoning food scene and renovations to the Broadmoor resort.
Set to open in a few months, the 60,000—square foot U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum is dedicated to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their compelling stories, with the artifacts, media and technology behind the athletes who make the United States proud. The Museum will focus on the core values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements: friendship, respect and excellence; determination, equality, inspiration and courage.
The Museum will be one of the most accessible and interactive museums in the United States. Visitors of all abilities will be able to experience the exhibits through inclusive design and assistive technologies such as mobile apps, video captions, audio description tracks, universal keypads, RFID-triggered customizations and more.
“Colorado Springs is a wonderful community that rallies around Team USA. With the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, two dozen National Governing Bodies and the flagship Olympic & Paralympic Training Center, you understand why we are proud to be called Olympic City USA,” Museum CEO Christopher Liedel said. “We can’t wait to open our doors this spring and tell the amazing stories of our Olympians and Paralympians.”