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Address: 2634 Main St, Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3648
Phone Number: +1 518-302-5326
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Make the Lake Placid Olympic Museum your first stop on a tour of America's...

Make the Lake Placid Olympic Museum your first stop on a tour of America's Olympic hometown and be inspired by the stories of the Winter Games. Located in the same building as the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" hockey game, the excitement of the Olympics lives on daily through displays and exhibits that visitors of all ages enjoy.

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Small but a gem of a museum

Allow at least 90 minutes to watch the film of 1980 "Miracle on Ice" hockey game - it is so worth it. The day we were there, there were a dozen or more teenagers CHEERING that... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Allow at least 90 minutes to watch the film of 1980 "Miracle on Ice" hockey game - it is so worth it. The day we were there, there were a dozen or more teenagers CHEERING that game played a decade before they were born This museum captures the history of the Lake Placid games and that thrilling event.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If visiting Lake Placid, you have to stop at the Olympic Museum. It's not very large, but priced very reasonable and has many memorabilia we all can relate to. It was fun and enjoyable.

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Hauppauge, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a kid who was glued to the TV watching the 'Miracle on Ice' the Lake Placid Olympic Museum was a high light of our visit to town. Took a guided tour and learn all about the building's history, its current role and its future. Learn about the people who brought the Olympics to Lake Placid and what it was... More 

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Albany, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted by the enthusiastic staff person at reception desk. He provided lots of interesting trivia and ideas of other venues in Lake Placid. It is a very large room filled with history, photos and sports mementos of winter sports throughout time, including the Olympics. Pleasant enough, however classifying it a museum might be a stretch.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting to see and humbling to stand on the ice where Olympic level hockey was played in our lifetime.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those who remember the hockey games, seeing the rinks is a real treat. There is also a restaurant in the museum and wonderful displays in the basement, covering all the sports. You will learn a lot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

This place is great, plenty of information and some great pictures, artifacts, hands on things to do and videos., my favorite part was the miracle on ice and admission is free if you buy the passbook for $35 that also lets you into other areas, tours, you recommend it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Located in the Olympic Center complex, the museum is an interesting review of Winter Olympic history, with artifacts from most of the Winter games, going all the way back to the first Winter games in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Not surprisingly, most of the artifacts and exhibits are focused on the two Winter games in Lake Placid, in 1932 and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Yes everyone was right it was a very small museum. It Has some interesting pieces if you're into it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

If you are in Lake Placid and have any interest in Olympic history, particularly Lake Placid Olympics, then it is worthwhile taking an hour to stop by this small museum. We were greeted by an enthusiastic and well informed museum employee. I was a bit shocked at first as I thought the "museum" would be much larger than it was.... More 

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