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Lake Placid Olympic Museum

2634 Main St, Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3648
+1 518-302-5326
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Good Enough for 2 Hours Max

Worth the visit. Very affordable; good for families. Does not take long to go through. Web site... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DrJimmy14612
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Rochester, New York
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Small but well done

Great indoor activity. Especially with the Olympic passport ( great value). Info about how trails... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kruiz90
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“winter olympics” (65 reviews)
“olympic torches” (22 reviews)
“ice rinks” (30 reviews)
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2634 Main St, Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3648
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+1 518-302-5326
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worth the visit. Very affordable; good for families. Does not take long to go through. Web site published opening time was 8:30am. Actual opening time was 10:00am. Call ahead, I suggest! Not certain if they have free parking out back. I paid for on-street parking....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great indoor activity. Especially with the Olympic passport ( great value). Info about how trails were named, uniforms of Olympic athletes, some activity areas and of course the miracle on ice! We spent a little over an hour there exploring. Be sure to go up...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is located in the lower level of the ice arena. It is $7 for adults, which seemed a little pricey for the small size of the museum. Some nice displays though, and some interactive components.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Olympic Museum was small but packed with interesting facts and exhibits highlighting the 1932 and 1980 Olympics. It was interactive and hands-on which added to the experience. Fun place to visit and doesn't take up a lot of time so it's well worth stopping...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived at the museum before it opened and was told I was welcome to walk around the arena. What a fantastic experience! I was able to stand right beside the ice where the miracle occurred in 1980. It felt incredible. The names and numbers...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here on Thursday and were a bit disappointed but still glad that we went. The museum is clearly a work in progress. It doesn’t take long to see it all even after reading every piece of information regarding the displays....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved going here great place highly recommended...... We will definitely be back soon. Great for all ages.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum on a rainy day as my husband was pumped to see where the Miracle on Ice happened. The rink was open to the public and cool to see. The entire building is a bit outdated and musty. The museum was small...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

the museum it small and inside trying to get to it from the entrance requires some walking. its not as big as I had would have thought, but it is interesting and does help tell some of the story of the Olympics in lake placid...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Visited the Adirondacks with the entire family over the 2017 Christmas holiday . This is something we do every two years. The family totals 10-12 people ages 7-67. One stop was the Lake Placid Olympuc Village and Museum.we purchased the Passport and enjoyed the toured...More

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janetwilson3811
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Response from Ironfamily140_6 | Reviewed this property |
An ORDA pass is the passport that allows you to get into multiple Olympic sites rather than pay per location. ORDA is the Olympic regional development authority and is responsible for the venues. Not sure where your term... More
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Response from Blondie540 | Reviewed this property |
We parked in the lot next to the museum and it was free when we were there. Some places on the street are pay as you go, so be sure to check when you park.
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