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Bobsled and Luge Complex

Lake Placid, NY
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Ranked #2 of 20 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Seen this using an Olympic Passport well worth going. Husband did the Bobsled run really enjoyed it. Got a souvenir pin, tshirt, bag, and picture and ticket was discounted because of the Passport. I took pictures then we took the bus up to the top of the bobsled run with some information from the bus operator we were then able... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We took our 13 year olds, a boy and a girl, here on our vacation this summer and we had a blast. The bobsled ride is short, only half of the old track and it took only 45 seconds, but it was worth every cent. The force going into the turns nearly snapped my neck. After our ride we took... More

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Port Washington, New York, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's as advertised. You ride from the base to the top in an SUV; put on a helmet; get in a real bobsled behind a professional driver ... and then bye-bye Charlie. A lot of banging and shaking back and forth, so proceed with caution if you have a sensitive neck or back. Worth the money.

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Booking in advance gave us a scheduled time slot and once we reached the complex, the flow was very well managed and efficient. We hardly waited at all and were in & out in about half hour (this was on a Saturday afternoon in early March). As far as the ride itself, it was an exhilarating experience to go BobSledding... More

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Was glad to find easy access parking. Guide for the bus tour was great. Had lots of experience and good stories. Very interesting. Would have loved to have taken the option to walk down the track if legs could have made it. Oh well...

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you go to lake placid and expect to ride the bobsleds call in advance. We were there june17 th -19 th and they didn't open until the 22 nd of June. This seems a little late to open up as there was a lot of people wanting to try the bobsleds. Nobody could give a reason for the late... More

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Damascus, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Did the bobsled ride which is done on the old olympic track, not the modern track. For those who have done thrill rides (roller coasters, etc) may find the bobsled ride not that thrilling. Towards the end is where you pick up speed and you do feel it on the last turn. Glad I did it, but wouldn't do it... More

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Sussex, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Yes, it's expensive, but who cares???!!! You get to go down the Olympic bobsled run! I would have done it twice if it was even a tiny bit less expensive. Wonderful experience!

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New England
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great complex, love to see in person what the runs are actually like and its fantastic. But the highlight is actually going on a run in a bobsled. It is summer so its on wheels but still my adrenaline was pumping! Cant wait to go back this winter and try it on ice!

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The bobsled ride took only about 40 seconds along the 0.5 mile track. It reached top speed around 50-55 mph. It looks a little bit scary, but taking the ride is actually not. Both kids and parents love it. Each ride costs $75 for adults and $65 for kids. But it is worth the olympic flavor. note that kids need... More

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