Learn more about Lake Placid's Legacy with the Winter Olympics
Those who follow the Winter Olympics know that Lake Placid was the host location for the 1932 and 1980 games. Today, this village in upstate New York still keeps its Olympic legacy to winter sports thriving, and one of the best ways to see this history up close is at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum.
The museum's collection of artifacts, memorabilia, and photographs encompasses to these games from the first one (held in 1924 in Chamonix, France) up to the present-day plus belongings from noted Olympians such as figure skater Sonja Henie. And, of course, Lake Placid's own athletes such as the Shea family are well spoken for. The museum is housed in the same building as the ice rink where the Miracle on Ice (the US men's hockey team victory over the Soviet Union) occurred; it’s now named the Herb Brooks Arena (in honor of the team's late coach).