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ARCO Olympic Training Center

Address: Chula Vista, CA
Phone Number: 619 482 6215
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Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Chula Vista
Type: Arenas & stadiums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Arenas & stadiums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Alamo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Really a neat place. The facilities are top notch, and you can go on a guided or self-guided (cellphone) tour. There's a BMX hall of fame in the main building, and a small museum that will bring back memories for anyone who was into BMX in the 70's.

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New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We read about this Olympic training center and we thought we might go there. It was great. There were maps guiding you on a self guided tour. You get to see Olympians practice. It was cool for all ages. Go to ARCO Olympic Training Center.

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Malibu, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you like sports then this place is a great stop if you are in the area. Seeing the facilities where our athletes train is great. A beautiful lake backs the property and the grounds include areas where athletes train in sports ranging from Archery and BMX to Tennis and volleyball.

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Chula Vista, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My grandson and I visited Olympic Training Center. We walked around and saw the BMX course, some of the other attractions and visited the Gift Shop. My grandson was able to get an olympic logo cap a pen and a journal. He was thrilled by the items. It was a hot day, therefore we took water and limited our walking... More 

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Westwood Los Angeles County, California
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325 reviews 325 reviews
92 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The mountains to the east and Lake Otay (there are actually two) form a nice backdrop, especially when the weather is nice (which is most of the time and a major reason why this site was selected as an outdoor, year around training venue for aspiring Olympic athletes). This is a large site (150 acres) but only partially developed, 25... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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173 reviews 173 reviews
78 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Interesting place to visit. Grab a free map and take the self-guided audio tour using your cell phone. Although you can't get close to some of the venues, you can see the BMX course, the Athlete's Village, and the Archery Range, among others. You may see some Olympians in training (we saw some of the cyclists while we were there).... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I spent a week at the Olympic Training Center on a coach training trip. I had the pleasure of working, eating and enjoying the entire center. Even though I was here for work, it was an enjoyable place that everyone should visit if they get the chance, You get to see the place where our Olympic athletes live and train... More 

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San Diego, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

....but here it is...I had never been to this amazing place until last December. Schools take their kids there for field trips, local neighbors walk all over the compound in peace and safety, world class atheletes practice at various sports and there is a BMX course that is pretty darn cool. The center is located in Eastlake, a high end... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Not many people know about this fabulous site! Beautiful setting with views of Otay Lakes. If you are lucky, you can catch multiple Olympic athletes practicing or competing. Great outdoor spot for a brisk walk even if you don't encounter athletic action.Wear walking shoes!!

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Chula Vista, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The BMX bike courses are amazing. Check practice schedules to see actual athletes in training. There is also a BMX course that you can pay to go on if you bring your bike and safety equipment. But call in advance for hours. Wear plenty of sunscreen as there is little shade. You can take a free golf cart tour around... More 

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