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Bobsled and Luge Complex

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Address: Lake Placid, NY
Phone Number: 518-523-4436
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Description: Take an exhilarating ride on a bobsled at this former event site for the...
Take an exhilarating ride on a bobsled at this former event site for the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.
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Thrilling. Please tip your driver.

I took a group of 14 adults. 12 took a second run. This was a summer trip so the bobsled was on wheels. In the winter they use "real" bobsleds on the ice. The operators work... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Cleveland Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I took a group of 14 adults. 12 took a second run. This was a summer trip so the bobsled was on wheels. In the winter they use "real" bobsleds on the ice. The operators work really hard to give visitors the best possible experience. It's not Disney. It's real. Your visit helps keep the track open for real athletes.... More 

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Montgomery, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Located a few miles southeast of Lake Placid, NY, this is a must see for any Olympic enthusiast or thrill seeker. If you choose to do the actual bobsled experience, buy the Olympic passport. It will save you 20% off the $75 face value. This price also includes a tee shirt, photo and commemorative pin. I was concerned that we... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is the second time we have taken this tour. This time we were able to walk the track which was a highlight! Our tour guide was a wealth of information and answered any questions we had. It was clear he is proud of his work and the accomplishments of the athletes on that hill. We did not ride the... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Bobsled and Luge Complex was very difficult to find. After leaving the ski jump complex we spent half an hour trying to find this place. The signage was minimal and the individuals we asked did not seem to know exactly where it was either. Once we got there we thought we would see people using the track but discovered... More 

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gottsled
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Fun an unique experience. Tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and walking down the bobsled run is a fun way to end the tour. I didn't brave riding the bobsled but everyone who did seemed to enjoy it. Not for the faint of heart however!

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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The site provides the history of the bobsled races and the history of the Olympics on this site via photos, television narratives and the ability to see the sleds in action. The "Experience" is the ability to purchase a ride on the bobsled run. After buying a ticket, you are transported to the start line although the start line is... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

An informative and detailed guided tour of this combined Olympic Bobsled, Luge and Skeleton run. You get to walk down the track and experience in your mind what it would be like to make a run. Actual runs in a wheeled Bobsled are available with a provided driver and break man. Unfortunately, they don't run on Tuesday'sand Wednesday's.

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Camden, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Small museum with very interesting history of the Lake Placid bobsled runs. There are actually 2 tracks. One from 1932 and 1980 Olympics and a new one built in the 1990's. You can take a ride down the old track but it is a bit pricey for a 50 second ride. We took a short informative bus tour to the... More 

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Harsens Island, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My teenage daughter and her friend did the bobsled ride and didn't like it because of how much they got bounced around. They both were fairly sore afterward. The price is pretty steep too but includes a picture, pin amd tshirt. But they both said they had a better precision for what professional bobsledders go through.

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forty fort,pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a fun activity especially if you are into the winter Olympics. The ride is only about a minute but you get a real sense of what the Olympians go thru. It is well organized and does not take a long time for your ride. We were there the same day the Travel Channel was at the site. They... More 

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Address: Lake Placid, NY
Phone Number: 518-523-4436
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid

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