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US Olympic & Paralympic Museum named country's Best New Attraction in USA Today

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Posted at 10:53 AM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 12:54:00-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Right here in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum announced Thursday it has been named the country's Best New Attraction in 2020 in USA Today's 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

The museum officially opened in downtown Colorado Springs in late July 2020 after its opening was delayed due to COVID-19.

The museum features high-tech exhibits honoring the history of the United States Olympic and Paralympic movement while celebrating the achievements of its athletes. There will be 12 galleries featured in the museum that will go through an Olympic or Paralympic athlete's journey.

“It was an honor just to be named one of the finalists for this recognition, but to be selected as the top attraction in the country is a testament to the hard work done by so many to create this amazing, family-friendly destination,” Museum Chief Executive Officer Christopher Liedel said in a release.

The museum is one of the most accessible and interactive museums in the world designed in a way that allows each guest to fully experience all the museum has to offer.

The $90 million, 60,000 square-foot museum is part of an initiative called City for Champions, which aims to attract visitors to the City of Colorado Springs and the state of Colorado with unique venues. The museum will also have a space for special events and Olympic gatherings.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, click here.

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