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Lake Placid Olympic Museum

2634 Main St., Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY 12946
+1 518-302-5326
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Ranked #9 of 11 Attractions in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Sports Complexes, Specialty Museums, 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: Sports Complexes, Specialty Museums, 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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Dover, NH
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

If you are into Olympic history, take an hour or so to visit. Basically it's one room of Olympic memorabilia. Best highlight: sitting and watching the video of the 1980 USA hockey team beat The USSR!!

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Kentucky
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31 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

This is another thing to see and do while in Lake Placid, But you must take the behind the scenes tour. Our guide, whom I cannot recall his name, did a fantastic job describing everything .. He had been a part of the the1980 Olympics which made the tour that much more interesting ..

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Manhattan
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27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The museum is basically one large room with an odd collection of Olympic memorabilia on display. I must admit that there were many interesting artifacts and I did learn a good deal about the history of the Winter Olympics. It was great to visit the 1932 Ice Arena and also to see the "Miracle On Ice" Hockey arena from 1980.

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Ottawa Canada
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We we're surprised by how small and kind of hokey the museum was but still found lots of interesting facts from prior Olympics.

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Toronto, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Worth it. I would say if you knew a little of 1932 or 1980 Olympics you get it all in 1 hour. The custodian who greets you is usually an ex-Olympian or participated in trying to be one. See it and remember it. Cool for all ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Nice collection of Olympic memorabilia . It is amazing that the tiny town of Lake Placid hosted the winter olympics TWICE. 1932 and 1980. You can spend 1 hour or if you have an interest in history or the olympics you could take a tour of the entire facility . Certainly worth the nominal fee.

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NY
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Not particularly big but a nice selection of artifacts and information about previous Olympic venues. The gentleman at the ticket window was very nice and an excellent resource for various questions and insights. Worth a visit and hour of your time.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a great opportunity to evoke memories of the 1980 winter games... a must see when in Lake Placid.

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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a private led tour with Howard Riley of the Olympic Center. He was a very nice old man who was at the 1980s Olympics. He was the President of the media at the time. He led the tour for an hour with just my boyfriend and myself. He wanted to get to know us so he kept on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited Lake Placid and stayed at the luxurious Lake Placid Lodge (highly recommend it). Our favorite outing was to the Olympic Museum where we took the history tour with Howard Riley. Howard was instrumental in the 1980 Olympic bid. The tour is rich with info and history plus a great view of the hockey arena complete with a video... More 

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