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Lake Placid Olympic Museum

2634 Main Street

Tell the world about the Olympic movement and Lake Placid's rich winter sports' history in order to promote the values of Olympism to the broadest possible audience.

In 1974, shortly after the 1980 Olympic Winter Games were awarded to Lake Placid, members of the community decided to create a collection of materials pertaining to the Games for future use in a museum/research facility. At the end of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic and Winter Sports Museum, a private, not-for-profit museum, was opened at the former Austria House in Lake Placid.

In 1981, the New York State Legislature created the NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) to manage the 1980 Olympic venues and to ensure their use by the public for sporting, recreational, and educational purposes.


Brian Gaugler

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Expected it to be bigger but priced right. Some great artifacts of history nonetheless. Definitely worth a stop in if you have 30min to 2 hour to spare. Mustve been quite the experience in 1980.

Shsdi 12345awn Hadwen

Friday, July 13, 2018
A little small but ok. They did have some nice antiques to view and interesting facts about the history of the Winter Olympics. It's fine to visit if you're in the area but I would not make a special trip.

Steve Ahlcrona

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018
Lots of great history and experiences. Jump center is super impressive, bobsledding is amazing, and we got to watch the USA Women's Hockey team practice!

Jose Monteiro

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
I was expecting something a little bit more sophisticated. You do get to see a decent amount of memorabilia, but that's pretty much it.

Glenn Reeves

Friday, July 6, 2018
A little disappointed in the museum. Maybe expected to much. A little expensive. Still enjoyable. The town of lake placid was really nice.

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