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Bobsled and Luge Complex

Lake Placid, NY
518-523-4436
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Ranked #3 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.
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Vestal, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The weather was perfect which made this tour more fun. The views were great. The complex was very easy to find. We bought the Olympic passport which included many of the Olympic venues...well worth the money. Our tour guide was very informative and provided a lot of information from his own experiences. Being able to walk down the bobsled run... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I guess there isn't much to this attraction in that it's a short coach ride showing you the bobsleigh run and giving you some history of the place. At the top we were given the choice of returning by bus or walking down the run. Well when else are you likely to be given this chance? At the weekend there's... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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252 reviews 252 reviews
59 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

What an exciting venue. Our tour guide did a fabulous job. He answered all the questions from the many folks on the bus. Most of us walked down the one mile bobsled run. Very exciting to be on one of the 17 bobsled runs worldwide.

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Rochester, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My friend and I did the Bobsled. I think it's too expensive, but when will you ever get a chance to do something like this. It was a lot of fun, but it would be nice to get two rides for the price. I'd rather that than a ugly t-shirt, pin and 4x6 photo from too far away! It's worth... More

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netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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Tionesta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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135 reviews 135 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
43 helpful votes 43 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
122 helpful votes 122 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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