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Museum of the Olympic Games

Olympia, Greece
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Ranked #12 of 15 attractions in Olympia
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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Devon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this Museum, it was great to learn about the history of these Ancient Games. Well worth a visit.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We took the train from the port of Katakolon, Greece to see Olympia. After just having been to Pompeii, we where very disappointed in what we saw. Their is a fee to get in and it's not worth the trouble to go there or the price to pay. Bunch of old rocks scattered around the grounds with no signs or... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We were greatly interested in the founding of the Games and the addition of new events in subsequent years.

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Once you've toured the Ancient Olympia ruins, stop by this museum which is near the entrance to the site to view many artifacts related to the Ancient Olympic Games.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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161 reviews 161 reviews
58 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Set in the "old" Museum of Olimpia on a hill overlooking the site. Interesting exhibits which augment understanding of the ancient Olympic games held here.

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Chania Town, Greece
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Well laid out and most informative. The marble statues are in incredibly good condition and detail. An excellent museum

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

This was the old archaeological museum which the archaeological service and others have made a very clear and helpful explanation of the mechanics of the ancient games. One learns a lot.

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Oakland, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

The museum was quite interesting and extensive. Bathrooms are decent, too.

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Farmington, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This site was is one of the most amazing places I have ever seen!

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New York City, New York
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Pay the extra few Euros and go see the museum before taking a look at the site. It houses some pretty cool relics like helmets, weapons and sheilds and large statues that are not in the site. Also, it gives you a good base before you visit the ruins.

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