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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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Not very big but very interesting.

Really liked the Winter Olympic USA uniform display. Also the Gold Medal and other medals case... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
Duluth, Georgia
Get the tour with Jim!!!

Very nice but I recommend the tour to understand the history of the building and the impact one... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“hockey game” (32 reviews)
2634 Main St, Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3648
+1 518-302-5326
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Really liked the Winter Olympic USA uniform display. Also the Gold Medal and other medals case. Museum is not large, but it is in the same building as the three ice rinks and you can walk into these and look around. This is where the...More

Thank GaTraveler7011
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice but I recommend the tour to understand the history of the building and the impact one game had on the world!!!

Thank notENUFtravel
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a great place to start your tour of the Olympic sites at Lake Placid. I would HIGHLY recommend purchasing the Olympic Passport, for $35 a person you will get access to the museum, ski jumps, bobsled runs Whiteface gondola ride up to little...More

Thank ricksherny
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Nice small museum concentrating on ice sports not just ice hockey. Actually wish there had been more about the 1980 Olympic ice hockey team ie. how they got on the team, where are they now. There is a continuous play of the 1980 USA/USSR game...More

Thank golftravel_11
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We bought the Olympic pass at the entrance of the museum and used it while we were there and also found out it's good for six months so we could go back and use it again if we wanted to the museum is rather small...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I was slightly disappointed by the small size of the museum, but it had some interesting history nonetheless. The man working there told us some facts about the area and the locals who have been in winter Olympics over the years. It was unclear which...More

Thank kthomp7564
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is not much of museum by most standards. There are displays of olympic posters, uniforms,Olympic torches and other memorabilia. The is a long documentary about the life of skater Sonja Heine, who was the darling of the 1932 winter Olympics also held in Lake...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in with the kids to cool off. We skirted the admission and desk and checked out the ice rinks and historical stuff. The simulator is lame. There is something special about herb Brooks arena though. It was cool.More

Thank James M
Reilly G, Front Office Manager at Lake Placid Olympic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write a review. It sounds as if your review is about the Lake Placid Olympic Center and not the Lake Placid Olympic Museum. The Lake Placid Olympic Museum has an extensive collection of Olympic materials, highlighting...More

Reviewed 28 July 2016

Was part of our Olympic Passport so we gave it a try. We were pleasantly surprised to see what a great job they did. I was also surprised at how many winter Olympians came from the area. I also enjoyed the display of Opening Ceremony...More

Thank ppark0927
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The museum is small, but there are many interesting exhibits with fun things to see. Not a "can't miss," but neat if you're into the Olympics like we are.

Thank taylew1202
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What is an ORDAINED pass?
10 April 2017|
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
Mathieu M
My team will be playing in a tournament in a few weeks. One of my concerns is around parking. Is there any free parking space to access the arena? if not, how much most the parking in the lot nearby? any indications would be appreciated...
6 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.