COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– For more years, construction has been underway on the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, the 60,000-square foot museum that will include a first-of-its-kind tribute to the 1980 U.S. Olympic team. Now, it will open to the public.

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The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum will open to visitors on Thursday. It’s located in Colorado Springs. General admission tickets go on sale on Wednesday, ranging from $15 to $25.

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The project was conceived in 2012, as Olympic leaders looked to establish the first full-fledged Olympic museum in the United States. The Olympic Training Center, located a few miles from the museum in downtown Colorado Springs, draws more than 130,000 visitors a year but had limited exhibit space.

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