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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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Pretty pricey for a really short and quick ride.But where else can you actually ride down an olympic bobsled run? Fast and bumpy ride, quite a unique experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pretty pricey for a really short and quick ride.But where else can you actually ride down an olympic bobsled run? Fast and bumpy ride, quite a unique experience.

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Valhalla, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This site was included in our Olympics sites passport. The driver of our little bus tour to the top was knowledgeable. He shared interesting facts. Afterward, you can either take the bus down with him or walk the combination bobsled/luge track to go down. It was kind of fun walking the entire length of the track and imagining myself speeding... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Travelled here with another family in February and it was a treat! A little pricey but SO WORTH IT! Great buzz that really takes your breath as you slide down. Great staff who had us all laughing and having fun. Don't miss it if you're in the area - you won't regret doing this. Kids still rave about it now.

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Thank Sue B
Plainview, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here twice--the first time to tour it and the second time to watch the people on the bobsled experience...and then to do it ourselves!!! The Olympic Passport is a must if you plan on visiting a few sites. While here, take the bus up to the top the tour - not very long tour, but informative guide and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A trip to Lake Placid would not be complete without a visit this attraction. You can ride on the bobsled for a fee and also pre-registering if possible. It looks like a lot of fun as some folks were brave enough to try it. The new Luge track is quite nice and you can walk inside of it from top... More 

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Ontario, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a great time learning about the sport, riding up to the top of the Bobsled run and watching some others get in and ride it down! It was a little pricey for us to do the ride but definitely worth it if you're splitting it with someone. We stood on the podium and gave our best USA pose!

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Doylestown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in the area, this is a MUST. We have a family of 5 (3 kids -13 and Twins 10). We all loved it. Short ride but what an experience!! Expensive but worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the bus up the mountain. The driver was excellent, with lots of history and stories of the area and bobsledders. We got to stop at different sections and could see the track and where the spectators would stand. At the top deck, the view is the only place where all the event places can be seen together. If... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One would expect that an attraction like this is maintained to some sort of modern standards. The place looked terrible and old ! And then the wordt part is the price you have to pay for a ride that lasts 18 seconds: $70,- per person for a ride like this is ridiculous !

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend the Bobsled Experience! Summer run is on wheeled bobsled with an experienced driver & breakman. You go fast & furious down the run. Pin, picture, & t-shirt are rewards for making the trip down the run (in addition to the thrill of the ride!)

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