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Lake Placid Olympic Museum

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Address: 2634 Main St., Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone Number: +1 518-302-5326
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Activities: Ice skating
Description: Make the Lake Placid Olympic Museum your first stop on a tour of America's...
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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Small but good museum

Lots of exhibits in a fairly small space. Torches, uniforms, bobsleds. A few movies. Staff is very helpful and informative.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Catskill, New York
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Pennellville
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

There are only a few places that you can use the passport the last week of April - the museum and the jump complex. The museum is very small, but interesting. 1 room in the Olympic Center near the hockey rinks.

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Lehigh Valley, PA
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

As much as I would love to praise this room full of iconic memorabilia (for Olympic fans, anyway), I can only lament its unfulfilled potential. Sure, I realize that for a country like ours with a notoriously short memory of history, the two Winter Olympics hosted by this town were a long time ago ...but Lake Placid hosted THE MIRACLE... More 

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River Edge, New Jersey
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123 reviews 123 reviews
43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Put this further down on your list of things to see/do while in Lake Placid, if you are not an indoor hockey fan/player. It was interesting to see the names on the Wall of Fame, but there was no action inside when we were there.

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Edgartown, MA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Do yourself a favor and take a private tour with one of the people who were there and helped make it happen in 1980. The Olympic history in that town is incredible. There will never be another Olympics like it!!

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Springville, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It was a very cold and windy day when I went which didn't help when I tried to find a parking place near the venue-well, there isn't one! There are pay to park parking lots but they were full. When I finally found a spot to park, I tried to walk through the building which wasn't marked and I really... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

As someone who follows the Modern Olympic Movement, this was a great museum to visit! So much history about both the 1980 Games, and the Movement.

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Oakland, Tennessee
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I thought it would be much larger, but there was TONS of stuff in that little room. Personally, I liked all of the different Olympic torches. This was a fun stop.

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Holland Patent, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were hoping to make a day out of visiting the museum, the building itself was huge so we figured there would be so much to see. There was only one room and it was very small. However, many cool artifacts and memorabilia of the Olympic games. The different torches was probably my favorite part. I wouldn't call it a... More 

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great stop for the kids to learn more about the olympics and the journey of the 1980 hockey team. Very interesting and fun.

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Catskill, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Lots of exhibits in a fairly small space. Torches, uniforms, bobsleds. A few movies. Staff is very helpful and informative.

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