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“Worth it only if you are already in the area”

Olympic Training Center
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center is home to Olympic hopefuls in various sport disciplines. Take the guided walking tour and see the facilities in which athletes train as the aspire to be part of Team USA in the upcoming Olympic Games!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed September 16, 2009

We visited on a Sunday so they didn't have the walking tour going on. However, they told us that the tour was just a walk on the OUTSIDE of the buildings anyway with a guide. We walked through this rather small complex by ourselvs and our kids got to run around. We were able to look inside a few windows of some of the facilities. The only difference with the guided tour is that a tour guide would have more to say- but same boring facilities. How interestingly are the outside of buildings anyway?

The gift shop is nothing special- looks like a typical Nike store. There's not much inside this buidling as far as displays- rather boring actually. Suprisingly, the 'eternal flame' wasn't lit.

It's worth a quick visit if you are in the area, but don't waste your time driving too far to get here (from Denver for instance).

I can think of better ways to promote this place. Provide lots of interior access and have some of the more prominent athletes provide the tours. Not a bad idea considering that substantial tax payer money has gone to the Olympic program and the buildings and athletes who benefit from our money could be more accessible.

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Reviewed July 31, 2009

The movie was good but the free walking tour was long and rather boring. The tour we went on was rather crowded and we did a lot of walking and standing. It took about 2 hours which was way too long. The girft shop was overpriced.

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Reviewed April 18, 2009

They offer free 1 hour guided tours. We got to see the men’s gymnastic gym, weight room, swimming pool, dorms. When the guided part of the tour was over, we caught the end of an indoor shooting competition. There are many great photo opportunities. There is a small museum with interesting artifacts including medals, tickets, programs, torches, etc. There is a great gift shop too but beware- they only take VISA or cash. Worth your time.

2  Thank ShadestnNashville_TN
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Reviewed October 11, 2008

As a resident of Colorado Springs, I have visited many times. I always get that heartwarming feeling especially when you see the walk of flags. I was completing a scrapbook about the 2008 Olympics and wanted to include pictures of this beautiful place. All of the statues from the different sports added to my album. The huge statue outside of the athletes holding up the world is also very moving. Come visit this wonderful place.

2  Thank mamabear50
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Reviewed September 1, 2008

A tough visit with young kids. I enjoyed the parts I got to see, but my toddler made it tough to keep up with the group. It didn't help that the only bathroom that visitors are allowed to use is in the visitor center. So, we had to leave halfway through the tour and walk all the way back to the visitor center at diaper time.
The gift shop is nice, as well as the memorabilia and the walkway of flags and the statues garden in the front. I was disappointed that the Olympic flame did not appear to be lit after reading that it was always on at the center. The tour is free, so worth a trip if you're interested at all in the Olympics and/or sports.

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