DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 28: A sign for gate 1 of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum is seen outside the stadium before the NFL game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Denver Broncos on November 28, 2021, at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Colorado Sports Hall of Fame


This small temple to Colorado’s sporting prowess is in the Mile High Stadium (look for it near Gate 1). Beyond a gallery celebrating inductees to the Hall of Fame, there are exhibits on the Broncos, women in sports and athletes with disabilities. There's also a kids zone, where young visitors can play dress-up with professional jerseys and sports gear. A decent stop if you'll be at the stadium for a game (but not really worth a special visit).

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