A whirlwind year filled with accolades as the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum opened has yielded yet another nomination. USA TODAY 10Best has selected the Museum as one of the finalists for its Best New Attraction of 2020.
Voting for the award is being conducted online through December 21. The winner will be announced on December 31.
“What a tremendous honor to be included as one of the venues being considered for this award,” Museum Chief Executive Officer Christopher Liedel said. “We really enjoy sharing what we have built as it tells the stories of Team USA’s amazing Olympic and Paralympic athletes.”
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The 60,000-square foot Museum, which opened on July 30, previously was honored by The New York Times, Architectural Digest and Conde Nast Traveler, among others, garnering attention for its interior design, exterior design and accessibility to all.
The Museum is open Sunday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., only closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Tickets are available online.
The 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 focuses on the core values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements: friendship, respect and excellence; determination, equality, inspiration and courage.
One of the most accessible and interactive museums in the United States, guests of all abilities 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.