Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum, Lake Placid, New York
Olympic Center 2634 Main St, Lake Placid, New York 12946| Map |
Starting with the early games in ancient Greece to present-day Olympic Games, the Lake Placid Olympic Museum in New York relates the history of these exciting worldwide competitions through an array of exhibits. The family-friendly museum features artifacts, photographs and videos about the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Games that took place at Lake Placid, NY -- the first U.S. winter resort -- as well as the heritage of winter sports in Lake Placid. The journey begins in Greece and moves to the present where more than a dozen athletes from the Lake Placid, New York area participated in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. Each exhibit features the unique design and cultural differences of each host country through their medals, torches, posters and mascots. Among the collections families will see are the complete summer and winter commemorative medals given to each participant, many Olympic torches, examples of 19th and 20th century ice skates, prize medals awarded to winners, Olympic mascots and official Olympic posters that announced upcoming games. Sports fans will be thrilled to see the first gold medal ever awarded at a winter game as well as 1932 bobsleds. Before or after viewing the exhibits, visitors can enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum Cafeteria, which overlooks the Speed Skating Oval. The Lake Placid Olympic Museum, which is located on street level and is wheelchair-accessible, is available for group activities and receptions.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
For the best ticket value to tour the Lake Placid Olympic Museum in New York, visitors should consider buying the Olympic Sites Passport. This value-packed passport includes a ride to the top of Little Whiteface on the Cloudsplitter Gondola and one-time admission to the Lake Placid Olympic Museum, the Olympic Speed Skating Oval, the Olympic Sports Complex and the Olympic Jumping Complex. In addition, the passport is valid for many discounts for various activities.
Address: Olympic Center 2634 Main St, Lake Placid, New York 12946| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Price: Adults (13-64): $7; Children (7-12): $5; Children under 7: Free; Senior s(65+): $5