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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 #9 of 21 Attractions in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Sports Complexes
Activities: Ice skating
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New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We enjoyed the exhibits and learned a lot about Sonja Henie. The video they have about her is much too long and the quality of the film is very poor so it was hard to hear and see. I was interested in her life story so hopefully, they can improve this video in some way. A very small museum that... More

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Riverhead, NY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I recommend doing the Olympic passport to get into here, the Whiteface gondola ride, the Bobsled complex and the Olympic ski jump complex. That's what we did. If we paid separately for this complex and the museum I'm not sure I would have been as satisfied. But being as it was part of our passport, it was a lot of... More

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Brockport, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A bit pricey, but the family really enjoyed this museum. A lot of memorabilia in a small space. Recommended!

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Stowe, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My wife and I poked our heads in Really to find a bath room lol-but were so taken back by the Museum almost forgot the Main reason we went in the first place so much amazing history and honor to be there felt like we were in the Olympics

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Sanbornville, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

If you are hockey and skating fans this is something you should visit. We remember the Miracle on Ice as if it were yesterday. The museum is interesting and has many things to see. The 2 rinks are open so you can see them when you visit the center. Great place for all ages.

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Flemington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Super small and a little outdated, but it's ok. Once you purchase your Olympic Passport this is included. I would not recommend paying admission to this museum if you do not have the passport.

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Site of the historic 1932 and 1980 Olympic Games, including the legendary "Miracle on Ice" hockey game in 1980. The Olympic Center houses three ice surfaces - the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena, the 1932 Jack Shea Arena and the USA Rink. Not only do we house three rinks, but the Olympic Center is also the site of the Lake Placid... More

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Watertown, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We liked seeing the ice skating memorabilia and the video of the "Miracle on Ice". But otherwise average.

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Lake George, NB, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This museum is interesting because it depicts stories of athletes from several winter sports. It was neat to see the actual costumes worn by the skaters - they are very tiny! Also, to see the different Olympic torches, I was struck by how much sport has evolved because of television - the early Olympics (1932) were much smaller in scale... More

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Montreal
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

OK, size can be deceiving. Talk to the people who staff the museum and you will be thrilled. Here you will find treasures of the Olympics shown with care and understanding. As a research museum what you see is just a small part of what the place is all about. Here is where you go if you are in need... More

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