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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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Only viewed the ice rinks and not the museum

After viewing the 1980 Olympics on television, we were surprised at how small the facility was. We enjoyed watching hockey players practice on the rinks. Cannot comment on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It took us 20 minutes to navigate the correct entrance, walking around the complex once before stumbling upon a gentleman in the mechanic's garage who pointed out proper entrance. Our three kids under age 14 interested in simulator ($7 ea) : it is very outdated video probably from 1980. There were ice skating competitions going on but we were unable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Museum, informative with event and other memorabilia related to Olympic. Lake Placid perfect for the Winter Olympic.

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Montgomery, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This museum housed between the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Ice Skating rinks houses a huge collection of period Olympic memorabilia. If you're an older person you might reminisce seeing Sonja Henie costumes and biography. And, if you are a little younger, the 1980's Miracle on Ice items might be for you. The museum tells the story of the selection and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Being a figure skater, a hockey fan and an Olympic junkie, this was a must stop on our trip. I was surprised at how small the collection is, but there is a nice variety of items from all the Olympics. It was fun to sit and watch the highlights of the 1980 game against the Russians and seeing the memorabilia... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

After viewing the 1980 Olympics on television, we were surprised at how small the facility was. We enjoyed watching hockey players practice on the rinks. Cannot comment on the museum part of the building as we did not view it. We were also surprised to see that the speed skating track was outdoors, located in front of the Lake Placid... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a must see museum visit for all those interested in the Winter Olympic sports. Great exhibits on the 1980 Miracle on Ice Hockey game between USA and USSR. You also can visit the original 1938 and 1980 skating rinks. As we walked around the complex, we were lucky to watched several "future" young olympians training.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

if you like the winter Olympics this is a great place to see a lot of interesting items.They even have the net and the equipment worn by the usa net minder in the game against the ussr. There is also a lot of items on display from the very early years. It is in the same building as the arena... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

At this writing, the admission is $7 pp. The entire museum was fully contained within a single room, perhaps 30' x 75', with no walls, and no management of foot traffic. Thus, people were constantly crossing each other's paths, and children were easy to trip over. Despite this, I enjoyed it. There were plenty of backstories and photographs accompanying the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Lots of excellent collections that narrate the U.S. Winter Olympic athletes at work. Did not appreciate the rant of the man at the desk about the right to carry a gun. It was out of context as he didn't even mention biathlon anywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It doesn't take long to see but it is included in your Passport (recommended). It was neat to see the memorabilia from past Olympics.

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Address: 2634 Main St., Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone Number: +1 518-302-5326
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid

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