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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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New York City, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth the experience despite the high price tag ($85 per person, which includes photo and t-shirt memento)...they take you about half way up and the ride is fast, bumpy, fun...totally worth ding.

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Ithaca, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great to see the site. Lots of historical pieces, pictures of current Olympians. There was a private event happening when we wee there so we were a little limited.

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Buffalo NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Book ahead if you are going in winter....it fills up fast. Expensive, but the thrill is worth it! You will be on the 1980 ice track, so it's a fast ride. If you go in another season, you will ride on the 1932 track.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Bobsled experience was great, walking around the grounds and seeing the luge was cool as well. Lots of hills and walking so be prepared

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Kerhonkson, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

$85 is a lot and at 4 degrees waiting for our turn was cold, but once we sat down in that sled...wow! We made the trip in 28 seconds and couldn't stop smiling. My teenage neice was was just as excited as I was even at the end. Wish we could have made two runs! It rattles you a little... More

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Rochester NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It is VERY expensive to ride, and while it may be worth it, with a family of 5, we skipped the ride. However, this did not diminish our enjoyment of the site. The museum is fun to poke around. The old sleds are fun to look at. There are several spots along the track where you can watch the bobsleds... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

There was very limited availability for the bobsled run and none for the Luge despite great demand. The information provided to sign up was not clear and presented differently by various individuals. I was disappointed to not have the opportunity for a ride. They need to update their system for this entertainment.

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Portland, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

what's not to like? it was great :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D ( "50 character review" ) :D :D :D

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I visited this specifically to try the bobsledding experience. This run is MUCH cheaper than the experience at the Salt Lake City sliding center ($75 v. $250)... so I was anxious to jump on this opportunity. I suggest calling beforehand to make sure they have a spot available. I heard that Saturday was completely booked, but I called ahead on... More

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Woodside, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Went for the bobsled and luge on a weekend. Reserved ahead of time. Well worth the money, no wait time for the bobsled, longer wait time for luge but you are able to watch others go down the track. Exciting, thrilling, ride. Great views.

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