Whiteface Lake Placid
Lake Placid, New York
The 1980 Winter Olympics are probably most famous for all that Miracle on Ice drama, but the legacy of competitive events besides hockey endures in other ways. Here, the Lake Placid Bobsled Experience offers you the opportunity to tuck yourself into a bobsled and speed off down the original Olympic track while the professional driver sitting millimeters in front of your nose handles the actual twists and turns, leaving you free to, if not really sit back or relax, at least enjoy the ride. Aim to make your reservations at least 72 hours in advance. Tickets are $95 for adults and $85 for juniors. Between the rest of the Lake Placid facility and the adjacent Whiteface Mountain, you can also avail yourself of skiing, boarding, ice skating, mountain biking, ziplining, and -- for the bold -- skeleton.