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Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

2634 Main St., Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518.302.5326
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Ranked #11 of 22 Attractions in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Sports Complexes
Activities: Ice skating
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Tionesta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

this comples has multiple ice rinks which includes the location of the the 1980 Miracle on Ice location whwrwe the USA defeated the USSR and Finland in Ice Hockey to win the Gold. Ther are otheer ice rinks thee which you can self tour. The small but interesting winter Olympic museum there is worth a stop and the gift shop... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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132 reviews 132 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Even though I've been through the Olympic Center before, I always see something I missed the previous trip. The small museum is organized well and you go at your own pace. There are a lot of clothes and actual pieces of equipment used along with audio and video to watch/listen.

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

put the right review in the wrong place :-) we flew over the Olympic village and it was just gorgeous. the locals will tell you, right up front, that the cost for the activities there are very expensive. I appreciated the honestly.

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Amityville, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When we went there, for free, you could wander through the Olympic Ice Rink, where the US took Gold in 1980 (and you can do the same through the 1932 Olympic Ice Rink). I think you could pay to skate there too. The Museum is far from extensive - one giant room - but you'll get chills looking at some... More

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Greenville, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum was very interesting for adults. Although they had a coloring table for kids, there wasn't enough hands-on attractions for the little ones. I loved seeing and reliving the 1980 Olympics, especially the clothes! WHAT A HOOT! Did we really dress like that? I thought the monitors replaying the Olympics were great! And the encouragement... More

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Wetumpka, Alabama
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192 reviews 192 reviews
42 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There is a lot of memorabilia, but the area inside is very small. Since it isn't out of the way while visiting the stadium, it's worth a stop. Neat to see the passes from all of thehockey teams that medalled during the 1980 games. There are all of the torches from the '32 to current Olympics. Well, that collection will... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was a tiny Gem in the heart of Lake Placid. It was a bit hard to find but once we did it was interesting and educational. The museum itself needs a bit of updating but the artifacts and historical videos were great. It was nice that visitors could go into and see the 1932 and 1980 ice rinks -... More

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Reading, Massachusetts
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36 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Winter Olympic Museum provides very interesting history of the Olympic events held in 1932 and 1980. A lot of memorabilia and videos that recreate the time and events. An hour would be plenty of time to view everything. The one negative thing is that the facility is showing its age and is on the small side for all the items... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This Museum is in downtown Lake Placid. You enter into the Museum on the lower level and can see items from different winter olympics dating back to the 1920's. All of the items for viewing are located in one room. Try your hand at Curling or watch the Miracle on Ice replay. Interesting to see how clothing and equipment has... More

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It was just thrilling to be able to see the place were the miracle on ice happened . Being in the Olympic arena gives you a glimpse of what it must be like to be an athlete pouring your heart out for a medal.

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