We really enjoyed the museum. It's small and needs a major facelift, but it is full of memorabilia and has an enthusiastic staff. In some ways, it all fits, because Lake Placid was probably the last Olympics that was "Modern" and produced on an epic scale. It's like time is frozen in the museum, which is kind of cool.
There are only a few places that you can use the passport the last week of April - the museum and the jump complex. The museum is very small, but interesting. 1 room in the Olympic Center near the hockey rinks.
As much as I would love to praise this room full of iconic memorabilia (for Olympic fans, anyway), I can only lament its unfulfilled potential. Sure, I realize that for a country like ours with a notoriously short memory of history, the two Winter Olympics hosted by this town were a long time ago ...but Lake Placid hosted THE MIRACLE... 更多
Put this further down on your list of things to see/do while in Lake Placid, if you are not an indoor hockey fan/player. It was interesting to see the names on the Wall of Fame, but there was no action inside when we were there.
Do yourself a favor and take a private tour with one of the people who were there and helped make it happen in 1980. The Olympic history in that town is incredible. There will never be another Olympics like it!!
It was a very cold and windy day when I went which didn't help when I tried to find a parking place near the venue-well, there isn't one! There are pay to park parking lots but they were full. When I finally found a spot to park, I tried to walk through the building which wasn't marked and I really... 更多
I thought it would be much larger, but there was TONS of stuff in that little room. Personally, I liked all of the different Olympic torches. This was a fun stop.