Lake Placid Olympic Museum

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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 lives on daily through displays and exhibits that visitors of all ages enjoy.
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Laura B
Sudbury, MA204 contributions
We just visited the Olympic Museum in July 2020 - we were thrilled to see the 1980 Herb Brooks rink! Funny how the iconic game and Miracle movie makes the US team seem larger than life, then you visit the rink and it is just surreal. We took a few photos and soaked in the nostalgia. The 1980 ice rink was receiving maintenance during the day we visited. The 1932 rink was closed to visitors as there was a figure skating practice while we were there, so we decided to tour the small museum on the first floor (only $22 for our family of 3). If you are a Miracle movie or Olympics fan, this is a must see and easy to pop in for a quick visit.
Written August 3, 2020
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Stargazers1001
New York24 contributions
We went through the museum on 1/15/21. The cost was $8 for me and $6 for hubby who was 65 yrs. old. The museum is small, but laid out nicely and had a lot of the skating and hockey memorabilia from 1980 olympics and additional olympics. It was nice to see all the items and see the names that I remembered from the olympics. It took us ~45 minutes to go through at a leisurely pace and all Covid measures were in place -- masks going through, spaced out people. Nice place to visit.
Written January 18, 2021
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Laurie P
Cortland, NY7,322 contributions
We stayed an extra morning before driving home to visit this little museum. It is only an $8 entrance fee. The man taking the money could not have been friendlier.
We stayed about an hour. This included wandering the small museum and then going upstairs to see the arena where Miracle on Ice actually happened. The Zamboni was clearing the ice for an event happening later that day.
We did buy a couple things in the gift shop. Only one family unit is allowed in at a time, and throughout the entire museum COVID safety was in place.
Although small, we are glad that we visited. We learned a lot about the exciting time when the Olympics came to town. Seeing the smallish crowds in Lake Placid in late October, it was amazing to me to think about the effect of those huge crowds on this small area.
Price was more than worth our experience!
Written October 27, 2020
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Ryan
Mississauga, Canada775 contributions
Lake Placid Olympic Winter Museum commemorates the two Winter Olympic Games held in Lake Placid. Featuring artifacts, photos, and videos, it is one of only a few Olympic museums in America. Fun Fact: Lake Placid is the only North American city to have hosted two separate Winter Games: the III Olympic Winter Games in 1932 and the XIII Olympic Winter Games in 1980. Notable items in the museum’s collection include the “Fram III” bobsled, torches from Olympic torch relays, skates used by Jack Shea, plush Games mascots, and memorabilia from the “Miracle on Ice” hockey team. Look for Lake Placid Olympic Winter Museum in the Whiteface Lake Placid Olympic Centre, the same building as the “Miracle on Ice” hockey game of 1980, at 2634 Main Street in the New York State community of Lake Placid. Established in 1994, it is open from 10:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the evening. Exhibit highlights include “Quest for Speed”, “Sonja Henie: Perfection on Ice”, “Name Game: History of Whiteface”, “Miracle on Ice”, “1932 Olympics”, “Olympic and Parade Uniforms”, “Museum Curling”, and “Sliding Sports”. Budget about 90 minutes to appreciate everything the museum has to offer. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for seniors, students, and juniors. Somewhere between 25,000 and 35,000 people visit the museum each year. Lake Placid Olympic Winter Museum is owned and operated by the Olympic Regional Development Authority, a New York State public benefit corporation. Museum parking is available on the street (municipal fees may apply).
Written January 3, 2020
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fluffnfold
Lehigh Valley, PA1,026 contributions
My spouse and I visited the Lake Placid Olympic Museum (LPOM) on a Sunday afternoon in early July 2019. Museum admission was complimentary with our Olympic Passport (otherwise, it costs $8 per adult). The museum is located within the Olympic (ice) Center, where you can also visit the Hall of Fame, Jack Shea Arena (figure skating rink), and Herb Brooks Arena (the hockey rink where the US men’s ice hockey team’s Miracle on Ice happened in 1980). The speed-skating oval where Eric Hyden won his five gold medals in 1980 is visible outside (although in the summertime without the ice/snow, it looks like a running track oval). Restrooms, a souvenir shop, and a cafeteria are onsite in the Olympic Center itself. The Olympic Museum is small (it occupies just one room), but it is packed with interesting memorabilia and displays, including a team parade uniform from every Olympic games since 1924, figure skating costumes, medals, mascots, sliding sports equipment (bobsled, skeleton, luge), an area dedicated to the Miracle on Ice, and a few Olympic torches. (We were particularly delighted to see the torch that was created by Bethlehem Steel Company in Bethlehem, PA, our hometown.) One portion of a wall in the space is dedicated to a temporary exhibit, which focused on the history of Whiteface Mountain (including trailmaps) when we visited. We enjoyed our one-hour visit to the Olympic Museum, especially since it was included free with our Passport.
Written March 26, 2020
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Samantha Netzband
Sherrill, NY218 contributions
My friend and I visited the museum before going to see the Herb Brooks arena. While this museum was small the memorabilia in the museum was really cool. The goal from the 1980 game is in the museum as well as metals from many different Olympic Games. I highly recommend if you are interested in the history of the olympics and Lake Placid’s role in the 1932 and 1980 games.
Written February 10, 2021
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Maltipoo16
New York848 contributions
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The museum was honestly much smaller than I expected in comparison to the price of admission. The artifacts in the museum were interesting though. It was only one medium sized room. It honestly only took 20-30 minutes or less to go through. Don’t plan on spending much time there, but it is nice to learn the history of Lake Placid and the Olympics when visiting for the first time.
Written July 3, 2021
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Footprints667975
Wilton, NY2 contributions
The customer service attendant (lady) since she would not give me her name at the box office was rude and very unprofessional. We were trying to get tickets for the museum and we were told all reservations are made online. When we tried the online website it was not operational as well, when I questioned how do we get the tickets? I was told to go and complain to someone else. The worst customer service experience I have every experienced. We headed to the Museum gift shop and stopped by the main offices to talk to a manager, but he wasn't available. But an associate immediately asked how can I help? I explained the situation and she (Onna) immediately assisted to help by getting us in the the museum that very day. The experience was completely the opposite to the nameless lady at the box office. Thank you Onna and Alice for your good customer service skills.
Written December 31, 2020
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Joebob
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The entire museum consists of one small room with some memorabilia and displays. From there you can go upstairs and view the hockey arena from a small area. Besides a small gift shop - that's it! It's "only" $8 but it would be tough to spend more than a half hour there. Pretty disappointing overall.
Written October 15, 2020
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Sheryl P
Beltsville, MD289 contributions
Interesting, but not what it will be. The Olympic complex is rebuilding the area which will become the new-and-improved Olympic Museum. Right now, just a few items and displays are available in what looks like a hotel conference space. Because the viewable collection is so small, admission is currently free. If you're in town, it's worth a stop. We hope to come back sometime in the future, when the new museum is ready for the public.
Written June 26, 2021
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