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Bobsled and Luge Complex

Lake Placid, NY
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Ranked #4 of 22 Attractions in Lake Placid
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sports Complexes
Description: Take an exhilarating ride on a bobsled at this former event site for the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Alke all attractions in alke placid , everything is hard to find. And allways crazy fees.,hard to understand how they organised the olympis here

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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

interesting run on a bobsled, probably 50 mph. they put a mini cam on your helmet to film your run. they send it to your email. Included in the price, along with a pin and photo.

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Columbus, Ohio
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132 reviews 132 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

What a great tour! We were the only two people on the bus, so it really felt like a personalized tour. We were able to walk the track down and the pitches/curves were 22' - really fantastic! I have such envy for the athletes. They work so hard and train endless hours. This is a great way to see the... More

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Southbridge, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was great. For $14.00 we had an escorted tour that gave us views and insights of the facility we could not have possibly got on our own. We received a full explanation of how the run was built and maintained and how it is used now. The view from the top was amazing. We were allowed to walk down... More

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Toronto Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Yes the bobsled ride is expensive. Yes the duration of the ride is 40 seconds. BUT the ride is exhilarating and fun! Where else can you go on a bobsled run? When we went there were no lineups so we were in and out in 1/2 hour. If you can get past the money it's a cool thing to do.... More

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Wetumpka, Alabama
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192 reviews 192 reviews
42 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The shuttle bus will take you to the top of the bobsled run and they let you walk down the run, which was neat to see how it is sloped. Also, the banks are quite high and the lettering on the curve is a great photo op. The old track from the 1932 Olympics is wild to see how primitive... More

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Reading, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This Olympic site was very enjoyable. Hop the white bus once inside the site and take the tour of the training facility which is still in use. The tour guide was very informative and provided great stories and history. He truly likes his job. At the end of the bus tour you are afforded the opportunity to walk down/inside the... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Going down the bob run was on our bucket list. It was really fun: like a roller coaster on the ground. We brought our 2 young kids and they screamed and laughed with joy all the way down. It was crowded the day we went and we were wise to call a few days prior and make a reservation. It... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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259 reviews 259 reviews
54 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

70$pp for a ride on luge track (t-shirt and photo). Place was empty on a Saturday at 11.am. Instead of gouging people, why not charge reasonable prices. The site is old and run down, road leading into centre is rough. Sad that these iconic places are allowed to fall into such disrepair.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Only one member of our family was brave enough to ride the bobsled during our visit to Lake Placid. It was an excellent experience from the moment we waked in the door. The cashier was helpful, we were given instructions on where to take our son and where to stand for pictures. The kid was whisked away in a SUV... More

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