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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 #13 of 22 Attractions in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Sports Complexes
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.... more » 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. « less
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Memphis
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147 reviews 147 reviews
50 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is not a sparkling modern place, but it does have some fascinating pieces on exhibit. Also, there is much to learn so we definitely recommend it.

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Pretty good, a great way to spend an afternoon after arriving for a one night stopover. $7 entry's a bit steep for what it is, but then if they use the $ to improve the presentation then it is ok. Well locAted in the middle of town.

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Charlton MA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a must if you are in the area.. A great museum that brings you back to the Lake Placid Olympics. Loved seeing the old equipment and even watched the Miracle on Ice- what a great moment for the US! My only suggestion would be for the museum to store some of the clothes in a glass enclosure to... More

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New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It was low key but fun to see the Olympic history and stories of people associated with Lake Placid. Seeing the 1932 and 1980 ice rinks was interesting, too, but Would be better when a game or event was taking place. Otherwise, the museum only needs about an hour to visit.

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georgia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
72 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We found this site and paid for parking near the building. We walked in and didn't see a sign for the museum so we just continued walking around. We found the 1932 skating arena which seemed small. Finally, someone pointed out where to find the museum. It is a small but interesting museum featuring artifacts from the Olympics such as... More

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Manlius, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Herb Brooks and the Miracle on Ice is an important sports achievement for the Olympics and the sport in general

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Cody, Wyoming
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Ok so we are hockey fans and quite fond of anything "Miracle on Ice" so we were impressed! The museum has many historical artifacts, torches, medals, clothing, photographs, and a running reel of the USA vs. Soviet game of course. The collection is good but could be updated for sure. However, we were also able to see the Herb Brooks... More

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Thompson s Station, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Amazing venue to visit. Hard to believe how far the Olympics have come from the 30's to the 80's and now today. Arena where US won gold medal was surprisingly small from what it looked like on TV.

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Upington, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Lake Placid prouds itself on having presented the Winter Olympic games twice. Lots of stuff to see in and around the town if you are interested in the history and having watched the games. The museum itself is small but filled with memorabilia, pictures, medals, video segments , clothes and interesting titbits. Have a look in at the icerink in... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I am not sure how to review this place. I was not sure when I went in what to expect. The museum has a collection of artifacts from various olympians through the years with notes about the athlete. It is very small. It is not inexpensive. Honestly, I did not think I got my monies worth. Good Luck!

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