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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...more
2634 Main St, Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3648
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting town for a few days, always a sucker for Olympic history. Really nice town....amazing to think how small venues were 40 yrs ago. My have our sports grown...

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jessica V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 16-year old son and I enjoyed our visit to the museum. It is small but chock full of information and artifacts. We were able to explore the Herb Brooks and 1932 ice rinks and they sell a nice selection of souvenirs. Perfect experience on...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would you like to see lots of Olympic memorabilia? Jerseys worn by all the winter athletes, Sonia Heiney’s skating outfits, flags, sleds, videos, and more. Read Kerberos Brook’s famous speech to his team of college kids and amateurs about to face the Russian national team,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barb S
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

We were somewhat disappointed in this museum, it’s rather small and takes little time to go through. Having had 2 Olympics in Lake Placid, maybe we were expecting more memorabilia. The gentleman who manned the front desk was quite informed about the events on Lake...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank NancyC160
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

This museum is small, but has a lot of winter Olympic stuff. They have all the opening ceremony outfits from the years. They have a documentary on Sonja Henie. They also have past medals and so much more. I enjoyed learning more about the Olympics....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

I cannot imagine visiting this building without doing the tour. It was very inexpensive and was so worth it. Our guide, Sean Donovan, was so knowledgeable about the Miracle on Ice I wondered at one point if he was on the team! He knows many...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019

Somewhat disappointing because this was a very small museum, especially for the price of a family. The hockey memorabilia was the best part, other cool artifacts like Olympic medals. Did not take the tour (additional cost) so that may have added a better experience.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MJRinNY
Reviewed March 13, 2019

This place is definitely a must stop! There is so much memorabilia from not just the two olympics held in Lake Placid, but all the winter olympics. There was a lot I did not know about the winter olympics before touring the museum. The man...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KathyTravels28
Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

When you approach the building you're taken aback and imagining the two world Olympics that were actually held here. There's a lot of memorabilia to view and if you're lucky, you can take in a scheduled hockey game. They have an amazing simulator with a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

Sean was our tour guide. He was exceptional. I would highly recommend this for every family. It’s also very affordable.

Date of experience: March 2019
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April 10, 2017|
Response from Blondie540 | Reviewed this property |
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April 10, 2017|
Response from Ironfamily140_6 | Reviewed this property |
An ORDA pass is the passport that allows you to get into multiple Olympic sites rather than pay per location. ORDA is the Olympic regional development authority and is responsible for the venues. Not sure where your term... More
February 6, 2017|
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Response from Blondie540 | Reviewed this property |
We parked in the lot next to the museum and it was free when we were there. Some places on the street are pay as you go, so be sure to check when you park.