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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 very interesting

Was part of our Olympic Passport so we gave it a try. We were pleasantly surprised to see what a great job they did. I was also surprised at how many winter Olympians came from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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158 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not much of museum by most standards. There are displays of olympic posters, uniforms,Olympic torches and other memorabilia. The is a long documentary about the life of skater Sonja Heine, who was the darling of the 1932 winter Olympics also held in Lake Placid.The highlight of the museum though, is film of the USA- USSR hockey game along... More 

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Thank Jeffrey M
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped in with the kids to cool off. We skirted the admission and desk and checked out the ice rinks and historical stuff. The simulator is lame. There is something special about herb Brooks arena though. It was cool.

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Thank James M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was part of our Olympic Passport so we gave it a try. We were pleasantly surprised to see what a great job they did. I was also surprised at how many winter Olympians came from the area. I also enjoyed the display of Opening Ceremony outfits. What great memories they brought back.

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Thank ppark0927
Clinton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is small, but there are many interesting exhibits with fun things to see. Not a "can't miss," but neat if you're into the Olympics like we are.

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Thank taylew1202
Sudbury, MA
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is not much here, but what is here is interesting. Make sure you get one of those bundle passes that gets you entry to many different Olympic sites. This one will take you about 15 mins to see.

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Thank JJantech
Moscow, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's small and doesn't take too long to get through, but get the Olympic passport and do check it out. Some interesting things. I did expect it to be bigger tho.

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Thank Michele O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this museum but there's not that much to it. So definitely doable in an hour or so. I like the collection of Olympic torches and it was fun to watch the video of the last few minutes of the US-USSR hockey game. The guy at the desk is really chatty, which you may or may not enjoy.

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Thank BarbKnowles
Reston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted to see the Olympic museum. The website just says it is located in he Olympic Center. Well, that place is huge. We walked in the doorway they said "Olympic Center" and walked into a stairwell with no signs to anything. We went upstairs and found girls practicing figure skating in a skating rink. Still no... More 

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Thank Kelsey B
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not impressed as there weren't any help desk or other directional signs to help us navigate the building. The simulator was very disappointing. Not recommended for anyone over the age of 8.

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Thank JPRKLR
Reilly G, Front Office Manager at Lake Placid Olympic Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Olympic Center. The Lake Placid Olympic Museum has an extensive collection of Olympic materials, highlighting the stories of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Games held in Lake Placid, along with stories of Lake Placid’s rich winter sports history located in the Olympic Center. Once exiting the small museum gallery, visitors may tour the... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since from Holland we came here on our Olympic passport to see the Speed skating history, which made visit more special. Overall the museum was outdated and average though. half hour visit is all you need.

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