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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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Fascinating Museum

Don't miss the Lake Placid Olympic Museum. It really gives you a good sense of the history of sport and also the history of lake Placid. Really cool artifacts and it was fun to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Don't miss the Lake Placid Olympic Museum. It really gives you a good sense of the history of sport and also the history of lake Placid. Really cool artifacts and it was fun to re-watch the1980 US VS Russia hockey game on TV and relive those exciting moments.

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Cumming, GA
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223 reviews 223 reviews
84 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We really enjoyed the museum. It's small and needs a major facelift, but it is full of memorabilia and has an enthusiastic staff. In some ways, it all fits, because Lake Placid was probably the last Olympics that was "Modern" and produced on an epic scale. It's like time is frozen in the museum, which is kind of cool.

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Ballston Spa, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

There was so much to see in this museum, it really is deceiving. We spent nearly two hours there. So much history is shared.

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Pennellville
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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131 reviews 131 reviews
31 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
44 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
109 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 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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