Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado – Team USA

Olympic Training Center - USA SignIn August of 2008, we took a three-day weekend trip down to Colorado Springs and spent some time at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. It was eye-opening to see their phenomenal center and all they do to train for their specific Olympic event. I wasn’t really sure what to expect when we first decided to visit, but I have to say I was quite impressed.

 Olympic Training Center - ShootingThe Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. USA Swimming and USA Shooting have their national headquarters on the complex. provide housing, dining, training facilities, recreational facilities, and other services for more than 500 athletes and coaches at one time on the complex.

 Olympic Training Center - PoolBesides the sports listed above, they are also home to sports facilities and support services for the following summer Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American, and Parapan American sports: Boxing, Cycling (Olympic and Paralympic) Figure skating, Gymnastics, Paralympic Judo, Pentathlon, Shooting (Olympic and Paralympic), Paralympic Swimming, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

 Olympic Training Center - PhelpsApparently, there are roughly 140,000 people who visit the US Olympic Training Center each year. There are public tours available year-round Monday – Saturday. The tour starts with an inspirational 12-minute film and then a 45-minute outdoor walking tour of the training complex, including the weightlifting and wrestling facilities, the Aquatics Center, and the Sports Center Gymnasiums. While visiting, you can explore their U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Rotunda, shop at the U.S. Olympic Store and check out their ever-changing art exhibitions found throughout the Olympic Visitor Center.

Olympic Training Center - CampusWhen we first got there, we walked around the grounds a little bit and looked at some of the sculptures they have on display. I also liked all the flags they have around the campus. Of course, the most impressive is the huge globe sculpture. Took several pictures as we walked around and imagined how thrilling it would be for the athletes to see it for the first time.

Olympic Training Center - Globewe made our way in eventually and tour the took. Below is current info is below (August 2016) on the tours price and hours, as well as a Toll-Free Information Number: 888-659-8687.

Olympic Training Center - Campus 2The Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center was definitely the highlight of our trip to Colorado Springs, and should definitely be on your to-do list when in the area. We were even lucky enough to spend a few minutes talking to some possible future Olympians, which was probably the actual highlight, lol I was shocked at how young they were. They were preparing for the Olympics which were more than 4 years away. Good luck to those young ladies.  Here is a link to their website with more information and updates. If you enjoyed this post about the Olympics, make sure to check out my post on the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA.


Olympic Training Center Visitor Information

1 Olympic Plaza | Colorado Springs, CO 80909




SUMMER TOUR HOURS – June 1 – August 15

Monday – Saturday: Tours are conducted each 1/2 hour.  The first tour begins at 9:00 a.m. The last tour departs at 4:30 p.m. No tour is offered at noon.

Sunday: U.S. Olympic Shop and Visitor Center open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. No guided tours. The film starts each ½ hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FALL / WINTER TOUR HOURS – August 16 – May 31

Monday – Saturday:  Tours of the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center are conducted each hour beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The last tour departs at 4:00 p.m. Closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Holidays.

Sunday: U.S. Olympic Shop and Visitor Center open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. No guided tours. The film starts each ½ hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • Adults – $12
  • Senior Citizens & Military Members – $10
  • Children ages 5 to 12 – $8
  • Children ages 4 and under – FREE


The Olympic Training Center is located just of Union Blvd on the corner of the monument to address is 1 Olympic Plaza Colorado Springs, CO 80909. Exit highway I-25 at the Uintah Exit. Take a left off the highway onto Unitah street then take a right on to  Union then it will be on your right-hand side. There is free parking located inside the facility. The whole tour is handicap accessible.




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