The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, which opened to wide acclaim this past summer, is regarded as one of the top new attractions in the country.
The Museum, lauded for its exterior and interior design by industry leaders, features plenty of highlights for guests of all ages. With 12 galleries, tons of artifacts and engaging interactive exhibits, guests are sure to bring home plenty of memories. The interactive exhibits include racing on a 30-meter track, alpine skiing, archery, goalball, skeleton and sled hockey, providing thrills for everyone in the family. The Museum is one of the finalists for USA TODAY 10 Best’s Best New Attraction of 2020.
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.
One of the top things to do in Colorado Springs and throughout the state, 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.
Photo courtesy International Olympic Committee