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Bobsled and Luge Complex

Lake Placid, NY
518-523-4436
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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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Bristol, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My husband grew up in Keene Valley, bobsledded as a kid and worked at the 1980 Olympics, so he was glad for the chance to take my son on this. It is expensive and it does take a long time for them to actually come down the mountain after they are taken up by car, but both of them enjoyed... More

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Riverhead, NY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

They allow you to walk the bobsled track which was to me a very cool experience. There is also a really really nice view from the platform where the track starts. And there are cool old bobsleds out front to take pictures in. I recommend doing the Olympic passport for this, the Whiteface gondola, the Olympic ski jump site, and... More

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Irvine, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Lake Placid is home to 2 different Olympics (the latest in the 1980’s) and is still a training ground today for many events. This is one of the courses the USA bobsled team still train on, and when there you will likely be riding with a future Olympian! My 12 year old and I sat between to well trained young... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Worth seeing and def. worth doing the bobsled experience. Highly recommend and would do it again! NOTE: Buy the Olympic Passport, well worth it and you save 20% off the bobsled price with the passport.

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Buffalo, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We had a great day at the bobsled track. We bought the Passport, so we saved when we booked our Bobsled Experience. The staff was great and made the trip very enjoyable. Even though the ride was over in about 45 seconds it was awesome... Very fast and a once in a lifetime experience! You get a t-shirt, pin, picture... More

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sanbornville
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Really something to see. We walked down the entire bobsled track. What a close up visual experience. So glad we did it. So much to see while you are there especially the changes in the sleds over the years.

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Flemington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Teenagers thought this was "OK". Goes fast and they cannot see a lot. My daughter's helmet bounced around and obstructed her view. But I think it's something you have to do when you go. Buy the Olympic Passport if you are going to do a few of the attractions. 20% off the bobsled price with the passport.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I did a visit on August 11, 2014. I did not ride the bobsled but I did walk the area, up the mountain to where they start. You can see the new bobsled run, but only the back side of it, that is it. There is a room with artifacts and info on the 80 Olympics. The bobsled run is... More

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Fun, fun, fun and fast! Loved every second! It was a few years ago since I did this. But I still recall every second. If I'm in the area I'll do it again.

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

The teens in our group enjoyed the bobsled ride and we found the short tour interesting and liked walking down the track.

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