Photo Courtesy of Lake Placid Olympic Center
The Lake Placid Olympic Museum commemorates the 1932 Winter Olympics and 1980 Winter Olympics, both based in the Olympic village of Lake Placid.
One of few Olympic museums in the United States, it is part of the work of New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority in the Lake Placid Olympic Region. Lake Placid is the only North American city to have hosted two separate Winter Olympics!
The Lake Placid Olympic Museum was opened by New York State in 1994 and is located within the Olympic Center. Its collection includes the “Fram III” bobsled from the 1932 Olympic Games which had been missing for more than sixty years prior to being donated to the museum, as well as the skates used by Jack Shea in the same games. Additionally, the museum holds memorabilia from the 1980 Miracle on Ice hockey team. The museum also hosted the Olympic torch when it traveled the United States prior to the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
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“We were there for our grandson for hockey camp. I’m not sure who was more excited him or his grandparents. Just to be able to sit in the arena where the Miracle on Ice took place was just magical for two people who enjoy the sport!”
—Lisa B, TripAdvisor
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