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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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A Good Opportunity

The lady in the visitor center was not very knowledgeable, but we went off on our own and a man who was painting the track filled us in. The uphill walk begins on diet and gravel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
retiredandlovingit07
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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lady in the visitor center was not very knowledgeable, but we went off on our own and a man who was painting the track filled us in. The uphill walk begins on diet and gravel, but soon there are steps which makes it easier.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Exhilarating 42 second ride in a safe sled. Pros drive and brake the sled and you get to feel what the sledders feel. Great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

That's what the woman behind the counter said. I don't like rollercoasters, but the rest of my group does, so I went. We were in Lake Placid for a conference and we received souvenir t-shirts and pins after our ride. Not sure if that's something they always do, or if it was just for us, but it was nice. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended the 1980 Winter Olympics and jumped at the opportunity to try the (same) Bobsled run from 1980. They start 1/2 way down and there is a person in front steering and a "brakeman" in back. You are huddled with a huge helmet wedged in between. My wife and I took the journey (20% discount with the Olympic Pass)... More 

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Northern New York State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

See and feel what it's like to slide down the curvy bobsled track in a bobslet on wheels! It's not for the faint of heart, but still a thrill to watch!

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first tried the bobsled 1980 Olympic track on ice back in 1989 and we decided to try it last weekend on wheels. At $75 per person this activity wich last about 1 1/2 minute is way overprice and should cost no more than $25. Very disappointing.

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Franklinville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in this event that you mostly only see on tv this is a great place to experience it up close. You can even give it a try if you dare.

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Quinlan, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't have time to go to all the Olympic Venues but did stop by this one. Took the little bus tour up to the top of the luge. Tour guide/driver gave history of the luge/bobsled at Lake Placid. Learned a lot of information on this little tour. Recommend this for everyone of all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did the summer bobsled ride and it was awesome. A little expensive but worth it. Riding the historic track used in the 1980 Olympics is a kick all by itself. The ride is fast and by the time you hit the last curve you are hitting the wall pretty high up. I highly recommend it.

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Ajax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Other than our tour guide thinking that Whistler and Vancouver were the same place it was neat to walk down the track top to bottom.

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