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Olympic Park (Parc olympique)

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Address: 4545 Pierre-de-Coubertin, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-252-4141
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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A daring architectural site, the Olympic Park was built to accommodate the...

A daring architectural site, the Olympic Park was built to accommodate the 1976 Summer Olympics and has since been host to more than one hundred million visitors. Whether to admire Montreal from atop the highest inclined tower in the world, to attend an event in the Stadium, to exercise at the Sports Centre or to take part in an outdoor event at the Esplanade Financiere Sun Life, there is something for everyone. The Olympic Park grounds and its thirteen on-site partners are visited by more than four million people every year. Open to the world and in harmony with the neighbouring community of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, the Olympic Park has become a unique recreational and tourist attraction where creation, discovery, entertainment, and sport coexist side-by-side. New for the summer 2016 The Souvenirs of 1976 exhibit will take you back in time to (re)live the Montreal Olympic adventure-from the project's tentative beginnings to today, when the flame still burns.

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I enjoyed seeing the place. We were short on time so saw it briefly. I would like to return someday and take a closer look.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you happen to be visiting the Biodome or Planetarium, it doesn't hurt to check out the stadium. However, I wouldn't make it the sole reason for a visit. Up close, the stadium is definitely falling apart. We saw sheets of plywood nailed down in places that had opened up, and cement spread over cracks that hadn't been painted over.... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing View of the Stadium just by walking around, if you like jogging, Walking or running, this is the place for you.. and in Summer excellent for rollerblading and biking!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't inside but it looks amazing the building and everything and just beside it there us this amazing planetarium which you guys MUST visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really nice going to the top to see the entire city. Otherwise, it wasn't too exciting. Lots and lots and lots of concrete - you can tell that the buildings were built in the 1970s and need some serious updating.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed seeing the place. We were short on time so saw it briefly. I would like to return someday and take a closer look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suggest you to take the shutter up to the high point , you will be able to see the montreal. I still remember my friend told me montreal is an island, surrounded by the ocean. And you can see the theme park up there( La Ronde). There is a museum as well. but unfortunately i did not have chance... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got there but didn't find anything interesting to do and returned swiftly. This seems to be just a series of structures and thats about it. Maybe we weren't informed enough but still there was nothing easily accessible such as museums or other glimpses into the Olympics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views from the top of the tower but the gondola rides up the outside which is either a thrill or scary depending on your point of view. On the day we visited the tower was being painted by abseilers. Good attraction for engineers -lots of information about its construction.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of other places to explore in Montreal than the Olympic Park. At best it's a pretty well maintained piece of concrete. It's pretty expensive to do anything and they just aren't very worth it. The observation desk is just OK. Personally, I'd say go enjoy other parts of Montreal before coming here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought there would be more to do at the old Olympic site. It isn't as well kept as I thought it would be.

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Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
Named for the Olympic Stadium complexes built for the 1976 games, the Olympic Park and the surrounding neighbourhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa) make up an invigorated area dedicated to "Space for Life." Around the Olympic Village's arenas and stadiums, Rue Sherbrooke welcomes exploration of its sculpture gardens decorated in the works of Jean-Paul Riopelle and its museum culture headed by the historical Château Dufresne. Maisonneuve Park offers interactive experiences at its bio-dome, insectarium, planetarium, and botanical gardens. For a change of scene, the gentrified space along Rue Ontario Est is packed with the city's newest, edgiest cafes, where an imaginative, youthful crowd sips foamy cappuccinos. A visit here is incomplete without stepping into the vast halls of the Maisonneuve Market, with flower stalls, wine depots, and local produce.
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