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Address: 2634 Main St, Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3648
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+1 518-302-5326

Make the Lake Placid Olympic Museum your first stop on a tour of America's...

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.

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It was a rainy day so we decided to go to the museum. Glad we did. Very interesting. They had a little bit for all. Interactive stuff for kids. Wardrobe items, torches and other... read more

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Some neat artifacts, but was all contained in a single room, which was not very large. Would have been better if paired with another attraction.

Thank pmorris8313
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a rainy day so we decided to go to the museum. Glad we did. Very interesting. They had a little bit for all. Interactive stuff for kids. Wardrobe items, torches and other neat items.

Thank VacationUSA-38
Portsmouth, RI
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has all sorts of Olympic memorabilia. Really wish it was bigger but it is nicely done with lots of great items. Always worth the stop.

Thank nowzer
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very small museum. Amount of exponents in not big, but what you can find it is magnificent. Is shows how Technic in sport has changed, collection of clothes, equipment and medals. For that price can be bigger....

Thank Marcin M
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a great historical place, especially if you have a love for the Olympics and sports. My son loves museums and hockey so we spent along time here reading and looking. I love walking the streets of lake placid and imagining filled with all the people and athletes like 1980 and the museum helps you add to that... More 

Thank Chelsea L
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Museums aren't for everyone, I guess, but this one is near perfect! It is small, but packs a lot in. You guessed it. There is plenty from the 1980 Olympics, and the Men's Hockey Team, but that not all. They have a bobsled from 1932. They also have quite a bit of figure skating displayed. Before you leave the museum,... More 

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Ft. Worth, TX
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The museum was small but full of interesting information about the development of lake Placid and how they landed 2 Olympics. The full length video of the USSR Vs US game was riveting and only seems like yesterday.

Thank LeBrains
New York
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Very interesting place to visit. Did not realize the history that was there. Saw both of the arenas from the Olympics.

Thank Missdriff
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed visiting the museum, especially learning a bit about Lake Placid history. Lake Placid is a really special place. It would have to be for a small village of its size to host two Olympic Games! That being said, the museum's current state does a disservice to one of the most iconic moments of the Olympic Games and U.S.... More 

Reilly G, Front Office Manager at Lake Placid Olympic Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Lake Placid Olympic Museum The museum has an extensive collection of Olympic materials, highlighting the stories of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Games held in Lake Placid, along with stories of Lake Placid’s rich winter sports history located in the Olympic Center. The museum is currently planning to re-design the Hockey exhibit area... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

As a huge fan of the 1980 Olympics I was excited to go and enjoyed seeing the artifacts from those games. Watching the entire US-Soviet hockey game that is constantly playing was mesmerizing. However my 12 year old daughter was quickly bored and the amount of items on display were limited, so this museum may not be for everyone.

Thank Jeff E

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