Though there’s certainly a lot of drama involving the city of Colorado Springs and the United States Olympic Committee these days, for now, at least, we’re still the home of the USOC headquarters and have the opportunity to view Olympic hopefuls training in our own city!
The US Olympic Training Center is open for public tours. You can see the Olympic Hall of Fame, take a walking tour of the compex, and see various athletes in action.
Of course, a lot of Olympic athletes have personal coaches or are professional athletes, but you can still see some of them training here, including the men’s gymnastics team and wrestlers. It was somewhat ironic to see the gymnasts playing table tennis instead of hanging from the high bar!
It’s definitely not an all-day activity, but if you’re interested in Olympic sports at all, it would be worth an hour or two! Free guided tours are offered daily (check for schedule and winter/summer hours). The tour was about 45 minutes long, and I’d recommend allowing about 30-45 minutes to tour the main visitor building, including the hall of fame.