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“So cool - must see” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bobsled and Luge Complex

Bobsled and Luge Complex
Lake Placid, NY
518-523-4436
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Lake Placid
Type: Arenas & stadiums, Sports complexes, Sights & Landmarks
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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
Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“So cool - must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Arrive mid day on a Wednesday. Staff said we had to wait a long time to see action on the Luge....was only 30 minutes! Super cool - wow they go fast. We watch 5 ladies and 5 mens team do trails on a warm day plus 10 so Luge was slow for them. For us a rush! Lots of great pictures and amazing to see how fast they go! Should have brought the kids!!!!! Best 8 $ ever

Visited December 2012
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Lake Placid, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Impressive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

If you dare you can ride the bobsled, or just hike up the mountain and take in the view as the sleds fly by. Very cool to see in the Winter when the World bobsled teams are here!

Visited August 2012
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New Milford, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Bobsled Experience = AWESOME!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

You probably only want to spend $80 a minute a few times in your life, but this one was worth it. The men and women who work there are excellent, funny, personable and really add to the overall experience. I thought it was hilarious when we were told by the check-in person to, "Wait for your pager to go off and then walk outside and get in the black SUV." I kept saying, "And they were never heard from again." LOL. With your $80, you get pictures, pins, certificates, t-shirts and a really, really fun ride down the actual bobsled run (from a lower starting position) that Olympians have trained on for years. Great for kids and adults (read restrictions online), basically a once in a lifetime experience for anyone in your family. A definite must if you are going to be in the Lake Placid area.

Visited November 2012
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massachusetts
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119 reviews 119 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
“Bobsled ride was Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We visited the Bobsled and Luge Complex this Thanksgiving weekend. We decided to go on the bobsled ride, and it was well worth it! Though it is expensive for just 48 seconds, the ride is a life living experience. They also provide free pictures and a T-shirt as part of the ride package. If your in the area, take the ride. You will not be disappointed! You spend 85% of the ride almost on the ceiling of the bobsled tube.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

What an unexpectedly awesome experience! The "museum" as you enter the building is a little bare but the big bonus here is doing a bobsled right. High cost, but totally worth it!

Visited October 2012
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