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Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

Lake Placid, NY
518-523-1655
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Sports Complexes
Activities: Ice skating
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Very cool stuff here! Not just artifacts from 1932 and 1980- all Olympics! We loved the big raccoon on display!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The tour by Jack Rogers was a treat and an amazing source of local information and about the history of the Olympics at Lake Placid. This was the best activity of the trip.

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Rochester, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Moderately priced entry-fee, great memorabilia, you can watch almost the entire Miracle on Ice hockey game. Loved all of the posters from all of the Winter Olympics games. A nice activity to end several days of fun in Lake Placid.

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Marco Island, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A very small museum, and a bit dated, but if you are on your way to see the "Miracle" rink, take a quick look through.

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Barrie, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Cool place to visit and learn about the Olympic history of the area. The artifacts are neat to see as well. Young or old, there is enough there to entertain you. Some interactive displays, interesting video presentations, and plenty of memorabilia from both the 1980 and 1932 Lake Placid Olympics as well as many others, including Vancouver, Calgary, Turin, and... More

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New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

It has an almost apologetic entrance in a not-exactly-prominent location, but once you step inside it is chock full of displays and memorabilia from the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, as well as other Games. Perhaps I am rating this highly because of low expectations, but it really is an impressive place if you like the winter Olympics Games. Everything... More

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73 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

How often can you say you went skating on an Olympic oval? Great ice, and the oval was longer than I expected. It was outside, and the conditions were great. I would suggest you either bring your own skates or rent somewhere else. I paid $3 for some rentals and that was $2.99 too much. They were dull, very worn,... More

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Phila, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Went to Museum in the middle of the week. It was virtually empty as was the miracle on ice stadium. It is a very little museum, with the emphasis on little, but it was full of very interesting memorabilia from all Winter games. As there was nothing going on in the hockey stadium we were able to go wherever we... More

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New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

They pack more into this area than expected...and offer very good information. They had some wonderfully historic items

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Small but you cannot help feel the history while in this facility. The simulator is pretty cool, and the various history displayed throughout are great reminders of past Olympians and their accomplishments.

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