There is a hidden treasure in Colorado Springs that many locals drive by every day and visitors often miss. It is the Olympic Training Center. Yes, this is actually where Olympians and future Olympians come to train and prepare.
There is not only a lot to walk around and see in the tour (plan on about 45 minutes for that) often lead by an Olympic hopeful... Who knows, you might just be up close and personal with a future medal winner. The Training Center also houses a tremendous amount of Olympic history with medals, photos, teams and stories about past Olympics and Olympians.
The Olympic Training Center has up to 500 athletes and coaches at one time on 35 acres of land located at U.S. Olympic Training Center 1 Olympic Plaza | Colorado Springs, CO 80909. Tour tickets can be purchased online or at the OTC itself. They can also be reached at (719) 866-4618
I don't kow about you but they are so incredibly inspirational with their love for what they do and the dedication that requires a lifetime of time, effort, practice, money and commitment.
About the Author: Kelly Conner Young, GRI
Kelly is an Associate Broker with The Platinum Group Realtors. She has over 15 years experience in Real Estate in the Colorado Springs and Front Range region of Colorado. She represents buyers and sellers of real estate buying homes, land for sale and mountain property getaways. Specific areas include: Black Forest, Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Divide, Falcon, Downtown, Manitou Springs, Monument, Old Colorado City, Westside, Woodmen Hills and Woodland Park. You can reach her at 719-226-0126 or by clicking "email the author" above.