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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...more
2634 Main St, Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3648
+1 518-302-5326
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must if you visit this village. Such a wonderful view into the athletic pride and history.Lots of fun & its free!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Baberky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small place but great experience! To see all Olympics medals, videos, old bobsled, skates and figure skating costumes is inspiring. Not expensive. To live the past....today.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank raymondnat
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

It cost our family $25 to look at this collection of skates and little else, and watch a few videos from the 1980 Olympics. I was amazed at how small the museum is. Hardly family friendly.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MLeeP77
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Lake Placid is a playground for those who enjoy the outdoors. This little town and its surrounding areas have sent so many athletes to the Olympics that the museum is full of exhibits and films about them. Seeing how the sports and the equipment have...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 28 December 2018

I love it when small towns celebrate their history and what makes them unique. Lake Placid is a very special place! The olympic museum does have some neat things, but I do wish they would liven it up a bit. I would love to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Philamb
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

My daughter is competing in Rhythmic gymnastics, we came to this great historic place and had a chance to admire courage and strength of athletes who went to the olympiques!!! Wow!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Larisa B
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

The Museum is fantastic. Seeing all the memorabilia is very interesting. Watching the US/USSR game gives you chills even though you know who won. Walking around the ice rink is magical. This is a can’t miss destination.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ron K
Reviewed 21 November 2018

We really enjoyed getting out of the elements and checking out the history. The price of admission was a little high, but well worth it!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LarryADK60
Reviewed 13 November 2018

We enjoyed visiting the Lake Placid Olympic Museum last July. My husband and I enjoyed reading the signs and plaques and seeing the ice skating rinks. Our daughters thought it was boring. The only thing they enjoyed was the simpulator machine, which they paid to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gators89
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We were in town just for one day and it was raining. This was about the only option. It is not a large museum but it was worthwhile to see all the olympic memorabilia and watch the historic hockey game rerun. The ice hockey field...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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11 April 2017|
Response from Blondie540 | Reviewed this property |
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11 April 2017|
Response from George S | 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
7 February 2017|
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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.