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Bobsled and Luge Complex

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Address: Lake Placid, NY
Phone Number: 518-523-4436
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Take an exhilarating ride on a bobsled at this former event site for the...

Take an exhilarating ride on a bobsled at this former event site for the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

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Fun, even if you don't ride

We weren't sure we were brave enough to ride the bobsled, so we didn't reserve a slot before going. We regretted this decision, as it was booked for the whole day by the time we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Michele O
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Moscow, Pennsylvania
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Moscow, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We weren't sure we were brave enough to ride the bobsled, so we didn't reserve a slot before going. We regretted this decision, as it was booked for the whole day by the time we realized it was something we wanted to do. Definite bucket list item now!!! But even without riding... we took the van tour up to the... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a family vacation to Lake Placid where we took a Bobsled Ride and also did the Luge Rocket down the Luge track. I know we did not set any records but the staff made us feel that way. My father-in-law was awarded a gold medal and the official US Olympic Jacket for the photo op. It was quite... More 

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Thank Curt K
Renton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The bobsled experience costs $75 and was fantastic. You're taken in a bobsled (on wheels during the summer) and run the actual bobsled track. It only takes a minute or two but the sensation of speed, gravity pushing you in the turns, etc. is great.

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1 Thank Brian101967
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great activity for the family. The complex is stunning and the museum is also nice to see . Service is good and they give you a few Tshirts and photos in the price . The only negative is that it is expensive and the ride is over very quickly .

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Thank Rajan G
Philmont, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an attraction that requires walking on uneven ground and climbing hills,if you walk it. Take a step back in time to the Olympics of 1980 and even the ride of your life on a bobsled.

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Blairstown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great attraction. I have now had two bobsled experiences...two years ago during the winter months, and just recently in July. The winter run was truly exceptional, a very unique experience, going very fast, on an ice surface...5 stars. My recent run, during the summer, was on a modified bobsled with wheels, on a concrete run. It just... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went here as part of our Olympic passport which allows entry to all Olympic venue around Lake Placid. Bobsled complex is outdated, and not in use anymore I think, other than history. Nice to see though for half hour visit.

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Springville, PA, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bobsled ride, while expensive is worth it but use caution if you have neck issues. It can be very jarring. Don't try to take pics while riding, just enjoy the thrill. Take the tour with Gary the excellent tour guide and if you are able to, walk down the luge/bobsled track rather than talking the bus. The experience leaves... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as part of the passport. Loved walking from the top to the bottom. Nick- who works there scheduling events & such, took us to the top - he knew all there could be to know & more. You have to be able to use your imagination to imagine what a competition day would look, but definitely see what... More 

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a dare and had great experience. The staff was very accommodating and explained all options. Facilities are a bit dated but since they were built for the 1980 Olympics, it's understandable. If you like a thrill, try it. Bit expensive, $210.00 for three tickets, but after the ride, well worth it price.

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