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Bobsled and Luge Complex

Lake Placid, NY
518-523-4436
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Lake Placid
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sports Complexes, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner 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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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sports Complexes, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner 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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Saugerties, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I have been here several times to watch the Bobsled and Skeleton Races. This time I was here for the World Cup. A great chance to see a unique sport, up close. Everyone should try come here at least once in their life. Dress warm and be ready to hike up the hill.

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Kentucky
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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

This is another definite to do while in Lake Placid. They were grooming the runs getting ready for some practices. Unfortunately there were none the day we were there. But we walked the entire area, and it's amazing to think about the Olympics and the people who were a part of it.

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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Now if speed and Olympics are your thrill, then spend the $90 and get the REAL Olympic feel. A working training track that you get to ride. Olympic trainer drive and break, you will be seats 2 & 3 to "bob" It's 45 seconds at 55mph but WOW....so worth it. Tshirt, photo and commemorative pin included!

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Boonton, New Jersey, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Experience was great....half a mile down, 55 mph...on ice (in the summer, it is on wheels and we were told by locals ice is better). A bit rushed...a van picks you up and brings you to the top of the mountain, you get fitted for your helmet and your off! Strap in, don't wear sunglasses as even the tightest grip... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

definately worth seeing but i recommend calling ahead to see if there is anyone practicing. some practices are open but some are closed to the public. we got here at the tail end of a public practice but didnt get to stay long!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We checked out the bobsled practice and boy was it a interesting site to see. The speeds these guys sized by us was impressive.

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Cicero, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We always love watching the bobsled during the Olympics, so this was a venue we had to see. The building contains a lot of information, had some old bobsleds, etc. We watched a few bobsleds come down the run. The speeds they reached were amazing.

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Charlton MA
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15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

At first I was a little hesitant but once I was fitted with my helmet and sat in the bobsled my worries went away. The ride consist of 2 additional people to help guide you down the path - one in front to steer and the second one is the brake man.. Always helpful to have a brakeman with you.... More 

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New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

They drive you to the top, give you a little tour then you can walk or ride down in the bus. Would be much better to see it when an event was taking place. They weren't even offering the public bobsled ride in late September - but did learn this takes place on the old track and is only a... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Okay, I know it is a short ride, but what a ride!! This is something that I never thought we would do, it was fantastic. What a rush. We will return in the winter to do it again, but on an ice track. The complex it's self is very interesting and if you plan your visit when before mid October... More 

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