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“great excitement” 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 #5 of 38 things to do in Lake Placid
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Owner description: Take an exhilarating ride on a bobsled at this former event site for the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.
Lake Placid, New York
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4 reviews
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“great excitement”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I love being a spectator at all the international events... You better know how to use your camera, as the photo opportunities last a split second as the competitiors fly by!

Visited December 2012
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Utica, NY
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“Interesting luge races, but be prepared for icy conditions”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I attended the World Cup luge races last weekend. The tickets were $10, but I have to say the facility is not spectator-friendly. First, you have to walk up a steep, snow-covered hill. Part of the luge track is about halfway up the hill and you can stand on a narrow walkway under a roof to see the lugers whiz past very quickly. Most of the spectators enjoy standing at the finish line. The day I was there, it was very cold and blustery. I saw one concession stand at the very top of the hill, but that was also a strenuous hike and it was slippery walking back down.
The awards ceremony was at the foot of the hill near the lodge, but I think the lodge was reserved just for VIPs and there was no place for spectators to warm up. There was also a large tent that had some food and drinks, but one of my friends said the items were very expensive. Still, the ceremony was a nice presentation.

Visited February 2013
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Astoria, New York
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“$2 per second - Even Elliot Spitzer can't spend that kind of money...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

went here with friends. some old bobsleds and stuff with descriptions of bobsled winners on the walls.

I had friends that did the bobsled (@$80 each). The run is 50 seconds long.

They said it wasn't worth the price. But the place itself is cool and if you aren't broke it probably is worth it.

Visited January 2013
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Lewis
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14 reviews
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“Rush”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Visitors from Scotland and I took a run down the track and had a super fast time( may have been the extra weight :-) what a rush of adrenaline we all ended up laughing and shouting at the bottom...Great FUN!!!

Visited February 2012
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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
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“FABULOUS!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

If you want a great, fun, different trip- try the bobsled! Our family had a great time! The drivers are fun and very talented! Safe, too!

Visited January 2013
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