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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum recognized as a top attraction for sports fans in the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards





COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum is proud to announce it was named a winner in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Attraction for Sports Fans. This esteemed recognition reaffirms the USOPM’s commitment to providing an unparalleled experience for sports enthusiasts, allowing them to immerse themselves in the history, achievements and excitement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

“We are truly honored to be recognized as one of the top attractions for sports fans by the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Marisa Wigglesworth, USOPM’s chief executive officer. “This achievement reflects our commitment to preserving and showcasing the legacy of Olympic and Paralympic sports, and we are grateful to our dedicated supporters for making this possible.” 

This award celebrates attractions that resonate with sports aficionados, offering them an opportunity to get closer to the heart of their favorite games and athletes. The USOPM finished fourth in the voting, underscoring its significance and appeal among sports fans from all walks of life. Out of the 20 finalists, here are the top-10 winners: 

  1. Boise State’s Blue Turf 
  2. California Surf Museum 
  3. Field of Dreams Movie Site 
  4. U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum 
  5. Kentucky Derby Museum 
  6. Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum 
  7. USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center 
  8. International Tennis Hall of Fame 
  9. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum 
  10. National Soccer Hall of Fame 


The United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum – which was voted the Best New Attraction in 2020 by USA TODAY – looks forward to continuing its mission of inspiring and engaging sports enthusiasts, visitors and future athletes through its exhibits, programs, and interactive experiences. 

For more information about the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum, its exhibits, and upcoming events, please visit usopm.org.  

About the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum offers an immersive and universally accessible look into the journey of Team USA’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Through interactive exhibits, innovative displays, and a comprehensive artifact collection, the Museum instills the Olympic values of excellence, friendship, and respect, as well as the Paralympic values of determination, equality, inspiration, and courage in every visitor. It honors yesterday’s legends with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame while inspiring tomorrow’s legends through entertaining activities and events. The USOPM is more than a museum but a life-changing experience that will continue to educate and inspire the public to take part for generations to come.

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