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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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This 30/45 minute museum will give you the great history of the 1980 Olympics. Lots to see and a few videos too. After the museum head upstairs to see the historic 1932 and 1980... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Touring this museum makes you realize how special it is be an Olympic contender. We remember watching the Olympics which were held here in 1980. This brought it all back. Well worth the visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I really expected it to be bigger than it is. The room is small, and the displays not very big. If crowded it would be hard to see some of them.

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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This 30/45 minute museum will give you the great history of the 1980 Olympics. Lots to see and a few videos too. After the museum head upstairs to see the historic 1932 and 1980 rinks.

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Manasquan, New Jersey
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It's a little hard to find and smaller than you would expect but is an interesting museum with lots of Olympic information and items. The man at the desk was very friendly and had lots of knowledge to share. Try to stop by and peek inside the "Miracle on Ice" skating rink that's in the same building.

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Western Ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Olympic Museum - had a great time visiting not one, not two but THREE ice rinks- there were ice skating competitions going on but I asked the attendant nicely and she let us go in and look.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It was much smaller than I imagined, but still so nice to see the exhibits. It reminds me of when the Olympics was about the amateur athlete getting their chance to represent our country. A time when you got real TV coverage of the games and not all the fluff and over production we have now.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

First visit was awesome. You could feel something special there but my wife didn't feel anything !! LOL

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I visited the place with my family and we are very disappointed. It's not a museum , only a small area on the main floor with some medals, 2 female ice skating outfits and a few other things! Not worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a great museum with a lot of history. If you are a hockey player or olympic fanatic this is a must do. You can go into the rink where the US came up with the biggest upset of all time. Also do the tour. It is at select times and it cost $10 per person, but is really... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Small place but filled with great items and that spark many memories of the 1980 games only with other Winter Olympic games. Worth the $. The Miracle on Ice is shown.

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