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“Not a real museum. But it does have a real collection.”

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.
Bonita Springs, Florida
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“Not a real museum. But it does have a real collection.”
Reviewed October 23, 2010

This place is fascinating, but it needs a major donor/sponsor. And a museum curator. It has some incredible items in its collection (e.g., Gold, silver, bronze medals from all of the modern era Oympics) but things like Evan Lysacek's costume when he won the Gold Medal in Vancouver this year are just hanging on the wall. Uncovered, collecting dust and fading. Collection includes an amazing number of items from the USA "Miracle on Ice" hockey team that beat the Russians in the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics. But all crowded together, and very few items are protected. When I asked about restroom facilities, I was directed to a locker room where I accidentally found the Herb Brooks Arena where the Miracle took place. Not even a sign inviting you to view it. Don't miss the museum if you can find it. It's at the Olympic Center behind a door marked "Spectators".

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“Lake Placid - great place for a short family vacation”
Reviewed October 17, 2009

Went to Lake Placid for a night, 2 days. I was surprised to see how much there was to do with the kids. Kids had a great time.

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kiki0701
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“Takes Just A Bit of Time.”
Reviewed October 8, 2009

The Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum will take very little time. But is well worth the stop. The museum has many artifacts and historical memorabilia. However it is very small, everything fits into one room. It is more of an adult attraction. There is not much to hold the interest of smaller children and they could get bored very easily. But adults and teens with any interest in olympics or sports would really enjoy this.

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Ocala, Florida
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“Impressive”
Reviewed May 29, 2009

Not only do they have an extensive collection of memorabilia from the 1932 and 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic games but they also have memorabilia from every Winter Olympics ever held. Anyone with a recollection of the 1980 Winter Olympics will love this museum. They have a large area devoted to the Miracle on Ice. Well worth the $5 entry fee.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“A definite stop in Lake Placid”
Reviewed October 25, 2007

The museum was very interesting and getting to actually go upstairs to see the ice rinks was really cool. I think it was $4. Take the time to stop in town and see the site.

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