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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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A Must

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Kelowna, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
104 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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
3 attraction reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The museum is very small but has a lot of interesting artifacts. Nothing to blow your hair back. It could do with some more info on the Olympics in general and a nice guide.

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Putnam Valley, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I liked the videos about Sonja Henie and the '80 Olympics, also the displays of artifacts and the hall of fame.

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PA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

As several reviewers have mentioned, the museum is small. However the amount of information and knowledge retained within it's walls are great for any sports or Olympic enthusiast. Pictures and memorabilia from the Olympics are nicely grouped together and maintained. It gives a great glimpse into the era and what occurred at Lake Placid. There is a nominal charge but... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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