Located within the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., the $8 million Olympic Visitor Center hosts approximately 140,000 visitors each year. It is the primary facility providing the general public with information about the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Olympic Training Centers and the Olympic Movement.

The Center includes the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Rotunda, the U.S. Olympic Store, indoor/outdoor patio eating facilities, a 225-seat auditorium and meeting facilities. It also features numerous art exhibitions that change several times a year. Other Olympic memorabilia displays are scattered throughout the Visitor Center including interactive kiosks at which guests can obtain information on all American Olympic athletes. Just outside, the Carol Grotnes Belk Sculpture Garden features four bronze sculptures and a 12-foot-tall Olympic Ring Wall amidst a landscape of flowers and foliage. Overhead, the rooftop terrace has an Olympic flame display and offers panoramic views of the entire complex and the Irwin Belk Olympic Path.

     

 Hall of Fame

 Olympic Path

 Athlete Center

 

Facts

  • Visitors a year: approximately 140,000
  • The Visitor Center's millionth visitor was during the summer of 1998
  • The total number of visitors is near 1.6 million

Free public tours are conducted on a year-round basis by USOC Ambassadors. The tour includes a 12-minute film and 45-minute walking tour of the complex. Nearly 70% of the tour is out-of-doors. During the tour, visitors will have the opportunity to view athlete training facilities including Sport Center Gymnasiums, weightlifting and wrestling facilities, the USA Shooting Center, Coaching & Sport Science, the Aquatics Center, and Sport Medicine. Life-size figures with narrative panels adorn the Irwin Belk Olympic Pathway and provide information about Olympic and Pan American Sports.

The U.S. Olympic Complex is conveniently located in the heart of Colorado Springs at 1750 E. Boulder St. It is located on the corner of Union Blvd. and Boulder, with the gated entrance off of Boulder. From I-25 take Exit 143 (Unitah). Go east on Uintah to Union. Take a right on Union. Go south on Union to Boulder. Take a right on Boulder. The entrance to the U.S. Olympic Complex is off Boulder.

SUMMER TOUR HOURS - June 1 - July 31


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.

Sunday: The U.S. Olympic Shop and Visitor Center are open on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  There are no regular guided tours conducted on Sundays because athletes typically are not training and the buildings are locked for security considerations.  The Visitor Center film and mini-briefings will be conducted each ½ hour beginning at 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

FALL / WINTER TOUR HOURS - August 1 - May 31*

Monday - Saturday:  Tours are conducted each hour beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The last tour departs at 4:00 p.m. 

Sunday: The U.S. Olympic Shop and Visitor Center are open on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  There are no regular guided tours conducted on Sundays because athletes typically are not training and the buildings are locked for security considerations.  The Visitor Center film and mini-briefings will be conducted each ½ hour beginning at 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

In order that our Ambassadors can spend holiday time with their families, we will not be conducting tours on the following days:
November 22                 Closed All Day
December 24                 Closed All Day
December 25                 Closed All Day
January 1                       Closed All Day

Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.  Please also let us know if you are bringing guests with special needs who might benefit from a separate, private tour.  To make reservations, please call 719-866-4656. 

Toll-Free Information Number: 888-659-8687
Visitor Center Front Desk Information Number (9AM to 5PM): 719-866-4618 

Athlete Led Tours

The Olympic Training Center employs the following employees that provide tours of the Training Center that give visitors an insiders look into what its like to live and train at the OTC.

 

 

 Michael Prout

Paralympic Swimming

 Jason Pryor

Fencing

     

U.S. Olympic Store

The Olympic Visitor Center includes one of seven U.S. Olympic Stores in the country. They are the only stores in America where every purchase helps support U.S. athletes. The seven Spirit Stores nationwide offer a wide assortment of unique Olympic and sport-specific merchandise unavailable elsewhere. You can also shop online.

U.S. Olympic Store Hours

  • Monday -- Saturday 9:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 11:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.

U.S. Olympic Store
(719) 866-4792

U.S. Olympic Shop - Online Shopping
usolympicshop.com