Lake Placid Olympic Museum, Lake Placid

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Tell the world about the Olympic movement and Lake Placid's rich winter sports history in order to promote the values of the Olympic Games to the broadest possible audience.
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  • Like many reviewers before me, we were not too impressed under the current situation with a room of memorabilia that seemed so incomplete. Hopefully when it is finished it will show a museum worthy...  more »
  • This place was hard to rate. We visited Lake Placid not knowing it was in the middle of major construction- this place included. There wasn’t much to see since a lot of it was closed. The town...  more »
  • There was significant construction so perhaps it will be better but we were very disappointed. There was more to buy in the gift shop Than are in the exhibit. I wouldn’t bother until Construction is.....  more »
  • We decided on a paid your instead of the self guided tour and I am so glad we did. Jim Roger's was our guide and let me tell you, he was an awesome tour guide! He was filled with first hand knowledge on bringing the 1980 Olympics to Lake Placid and shared insider information along with facts and tidbits about the building, athletes...everything one would ever want to know. Spend the extra $2 and take the guided tour. You won't be sorry!
  • It is pretty cool to have the opportunity to walk down and see the ice where the game in '80 was played. When I went, the rink was open and I was able to walk anywhere in the arena. The benches were even open and I walked in there. Really cool! There's not much else to the place other than the rink though. Besides a small gift shop (there were better ones on the main street) and some olympic facts on the wall, the rink is about it.
  • A small but very informative museum of the Olympics Winter Games with focus on the 1932 and 1980 games in Lake Placid. My grandson loves hockey and loved the Miracle on Ice display of memorabilia as well as watching the footage of the game. I also recommend the private tour available at the Olympic Center. Our guide Jim was actively involved in the 1980 games and was a wealth of knowledge and personal stories. I have a greater appreciation of how important these Olympic Games are.
  • Interesting place to visit, was a bit small. Good variety of exhibits from various winter sports. Once you are done in the museum you can wonder around the 1980 and 1932 arena's.
  • A free opportunity to see these historic rinks where so many athletes amazed the world. On our stop, we also had an opportunity to see figure skaters and the women's hockey teams practicing. My daughters loved it. The museum is good for Olympic sports fans. And, it's place on Main is great as a starting point. Get here early for easy parking across the street. Once the day gets going, it can be tough.

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