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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 #11 of 40 things to do in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Sports complexes, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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: Specialty museums, Sports complexes, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

$7 to enter...it should be free! the building is about 30' x 50' at a glance you can see it all! the museum store is about 5'x 5' nothing in it....nothing worth really seeing.

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Ballston Lake
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My Wife,Son and myself all took the opportunity to visit this museum whilst at Lake Placid, well worth a visit with some very nicely done exhibits and small enough to not be overwhelming. Lots of facts and displays of original artifacts from skates to skis with Bobsleds. spend 30 minutes to and hour visit the rinks on the same day,... More 

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Gorham, Maine
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The teens wee a bit reluctant to visit this museum but once through the door, opportunity to experience history took over. One of the displays which generated the most discussion were the Olympic torches...and whether they were "real" or copies? That was all of our ah-hah moments...real, of course! The flame not the torch is passed so there are plenty... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Great for all ages. 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics are showcased, but the displays really do give an excellent historical perspective of the Winter Games. Videos are excellent...any winter sports fan will find something they can call a "favorite."

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It was great, my daughter skated in the Herb Brooks Arena, such a wonderful, historic place and is kept so clean. Wonderful place to see skating!

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It has a lot more skating info than any other olympic info. Definitely a nice place to stop and worth the money, but I would assume people would expect more.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

As museums go, this was well organised. Reasonable admission fee. A bit too focussed on the USA achievements, but that is to be expected. Well worth an hour of your time.

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

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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