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The 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympic Museum

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 73 and State Rt. 86, near Lake Placid in Essex County

The 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympic Museum acts as the proverbial keeper of the flame. If you're interested in the story of how this little mountain village twice became the center of the winter sports world, the museum is for you.

The 1932 & 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum commemorates the 1932 Winter Olympics and 1980 Winter Olympics. Our displays and exhibits will bring to life the memories and accounts of Olympic achievement that occurred here in 1932 and 1980. We have torches, medals, skates, bobsleighs and historical memorabilia from the Olympic Games. Watch the never released historical 1980 Miracle on Ice hockey game. Its collection includes the "Fram III" bobsled from the 1932 Olympic Games, the skates used by Jack Shea in the same games, as well as memorabilia from the 1980 Miracle on Ice hockey team.

Closest Community:

Lake Placid

Nearby Communities:Alder Creek
Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 73 and State Rt. 86
Scenic View:

From the upper level of the Olympic Center are scenic views of the Adirondack Mountains and the adjacent outdoor Olympic Skating Oval. In the Olympic Center are also the Olympic rinks from 1932 and 1980.

Indoors or Outdoors:indoor
Admission Fee:yes
ADA Compliance:yes
Restroom Available:yes
Bus Parking:yes
How to Find:

located in the Olympic Center

URL:The 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympic Museum website


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