Commemorating the 1932 Winter Olympics and 1980 Winter Olympics, the Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum is nestled in the Olympic village of Lake Placid, New York. Opened by New York State in 1994, this museum houses plenty of interesting memorabilia, including some original and rare artefacts, from the games. Drawing close to 30,000 visitors annually, the museum is a fascinating place! Interested in sports? This one if a must-visit place for you in Lake Placid!
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Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum Reviews & Ratings
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.
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.
So much to read and learn at the Museum. Men's 1980 Olympic hockey game win can be watched there. Thrilling!! Several interacting displays. Small museum, but interesting enough to captivate several hours reading/watching the evolution of many Olympic events.
Dropped in to see the historic facility and was not disappointed. There are multiple rinks within the building but the 1980 Herb Brooks rink is something to see. There is a museum and guided tours also offered inside but you are free to walk around most areas.