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Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

Lake Placid, NY
518-523-1655
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Ranked #8 of 20 attractions in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Sports Complexes
Activities: Ice skating
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Kanata
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Previous reviews made me a bit concerned if this would be worth a trip but again seeing items first hand that I have only seen on TV was really neat. Like the Olympic torchs that have been carried from different countries. Some of the outfits that was worn by different athletes in opening ceremonies etc. Plus we walked around the... More

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Brunswick, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The museum is a relatively small room with facts and artifacts related to the two Lake Placid Winter Olympic games, and to the Winter Olympics, in general. You would have to have a great fascination with these events in order for this self-guided experience to be most enjoyable. I was finished within a half hour. If you're going to spend... More

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Bayport, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Everyone seems to know about the "Miracle on Ice" at the 1980 Olympics, but this wonderful facility is much more. On any given day, you can watch future skaters hone their skills, watch local schools in a hockey game, attend a weekend ice show, take in the Hall of Fame, or watch a Can-Am game. And if you want to... More

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Cloquet, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Small, yes. Old-school, perhaps. But part of American history, absolutely. Call us crazy, but we made the pilgrimage to Lake Placid to see the rink that the Americans won the gold in 1980. The tour and memorabilia were just "icing" (Ha ha--hockey term) on the cake (very good!) When you take the tour, and I strongly suggest you do, keep... More

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toronto
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19 reviews 19 reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very small, expected a lot more in exhibits. Also thought Olympic stadium was about the Olympics but it is just a large hockey rink

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Cleveland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I recommend you take the guided tour to hear the rich history of the Olympic village. They take you into the 1980 hockey arena and bring the Miracle on Ice of USA vs Russia to life.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews 114 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you are into the olympics this is a good place to visit. Not to large but some interesting things The most interesting part for us was a rather long documentary on Sonia Henie for those of you who remember her.

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Staten Island, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We walked in and looked around. There wasn't anyone there to guide us or give us direction. After walking on the 1932 ice rink and taking pictures, we were ready to leave. as we were walking toward the exit, a worker asked if we had taken the tour. He told us where to go. I am so glad we ran... More

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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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