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Lake Placid Olympic Museum

Address: 2634 Main St., Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone Number: +1 518-302-5326
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Ranked #8 of 10 Attractions in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Sports Complexes, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Ice skating
Owner description: Make the Lake Placid Olympic Museum your first stop on a tour of America's Olympic hometown and be...
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Type: Sports Complexes, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Ice skating
Owner description: Make the Lake Placid Olympic Museum your first stop on a tour of America's Olympic hometown and be inspired by the stories of the Winter Games. Located in the same building as the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" hockey game, the excitement of the Olympics lives on daily through displays and exhibits that visitors of all ages enjoy.

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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

What a site! Not only do they have a great collection of hockey history, they offer a lot of great general Winter Olympic history to take a look at. The ice arena is a must! To walk around inside there, go right down to the glass and see the rink where it happened, really neat! This visit took me back... More 

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New York
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Have enough time to watch all the videos. The indoor ice rink had skaters practicing which was very exciting. The outdoor speed skating rink also had people practicing. Just loved the whole experience!

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Louisville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It is a small museum worth going to if you get the Passport offered, then it is a free stop. Had a lot of the history of the Olympics in the area. And you could even watch the USA vs USSR game too!

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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29 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were not sure about the tour but our hotel receptionist recommended the tour with Mr. Riley. Let me tell you, he IS the museum as his stories were fascinating and abundant. Since there were only two of us that cold January morning, he spent 90 minutes instead of 60 minutes with us. As part of the 1980 Olympic planning... More 

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Mansfield Center, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Loved the video feed from the miracle on ice! The authentic Olympic memorabilia was cool. Sort of small for the price.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There was enough of interest to occupy us for an hour, good indoor activity when the weather is bad.

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New Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great history for buffs and my hockey grandsons loved standing in a place where the Olympians stood and performed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Housed in the building with the indoor Olympic hockey rink. It cost $24 for two adults and two elementary age kids. Displays are low budget but the Olympic story and artifacts are informative and neat. This could be a let down but it was cool to see and touch old bobsleds, see very old skates, see many Olympic torches, outfits,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I really enjoyed travelling to Lake Placid. While driving west off from the I-87 North, I was questioning whether the trip would be worth or not; it was worth it. The small town is very active with lots of young people, families, ice skaters and adventure types. My family and I visited Generations Restaurant and food and service was excellent.... More 

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Markham, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We were shocked by the amount of things that were inside the museum. There's barley any that you can see and you still have to pay 5 dollar for the ticket.

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