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“Knowledgeable tour guide made for a great experience”

Lake Placid Olympic Museum
Ranked #4 of 50 things to do in Lake Placid
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Owner description: 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.
Fairfield, OH
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162 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Knowledgeable tour guide made for a great experience”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Our tour guide was an older gentleman, whom I believe said had been a reporter and/or editor for the local newspaper during the time of the bidding, preparing for, and holding of, the 1980 Winter Olympics. As an area resident involved with the Olympics at that time, he had a wealth of behind-the-scenes stories to tell, which really brought the tour, and the Miracle on Ice arena, to life. We were able to see a figure skating pair and a female skater working with their coaches on a practice rink, as well as watch a skater competing in what I believe were the North Atlantic Regional Figure Skating Championships in another arena. Although you can look around the Olympic Center on your own without a tour guide, as my husband had suggested we do the day before when we had missed the tour times, I know I would not have gotten anywhere near the experience I did with our tour guide who was actually there during the 1980 Olympics.

Visited October 2013
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New Paltz, New York
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2013

It was very interesting to walk through the exhibits, but the tour was really interesting an our guide was so nice and knowledgeable. we were the only two on the tour so it was like getting a private tour.

Visited February 2013
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New Milford, Connecticut
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We enjoyed seeing the outfits, equipments, uniforms and the rink. It was small but interesting. It was great seeing the place where the 1932 and 1980 Olympics was held.

Visited October 2013
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402 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“A little thin on exhibits, worth a stop”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

I guess I expected more. Worth a stop if you are in the area. The way to go if visiting Olympic sites is the Olympic Sites passport... once you've hit two sites, you have paid for the passport.

Visited October 2013
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Brighton, MI
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Small but great”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Not huge, but centers on the 1932/1980 Olympics. Great pix, outfits, and equipment. Enjoyed it very much. If you purchase the "Olympic Pass" you get the museum, hockey rinks, bobsled complex, ski gondola, and elevator to the ski jumps for $29. We thought it was a good deal as they were charging $20 for the gondola ride at Whiteface Mountain

Visited September 2013
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