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Mount Washington Cog Railway

Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
800-922-8825
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/train, Skiing
Owner description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
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Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/train, Skiing
Owner description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I had read of Mt. Washington and its natural beauty and adventure, but was unprepared for the experience. I'd read that the top of the mount had recorded the highest wind velocity in the world at over 250 mph. Also, that this was the first cog railroad in the world. In all, it was all that I had expected and... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Visited as a part of our New England Tour. This was the only option other than staying at our very remote hotel. The scenery is lovely and would have been even better had the cloud dispersed. Very slow journey up & down with an hour at the top which in my opinion is too long. Everyone was huddled in the... More 

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Essex, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Have been on may trains but never a cog train. It was a great experience. I was hoping to be on the one with the real steam engine but it was too late in the season for it. Our train still went to the top of the mountain. In November, they only go half way up. We got to spend... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great trip. Wonderful views Quite expensive but a great one off must do for this area Fab view of mount Washington hotel on way to base railway station

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chatham, nh usa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This was, hands-down, the most miserable tourism experience I've ever had. Yes, the scenery is breathtaking. More so when you HIKE it! If that is not an option, then take the auto-road, even if you need to rent a car to do so. DO NOT, under any circumstances, be tempted to purchase the over-priced fare for this venue!!! I should... More 

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Washington DC
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174 reviews 174 reviews
68 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you can get to the top, you will see marvels. If you are stopped half way, as we were, becasue of snow, wind and ice, you get the howling wind and rain without the view. This is still ok - cog railways are pretty simple to understand until you are walking down towards the brakeman on the way back... More 

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Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a semi annual trip that Harvard Med School runs. 2 years ago we could only go 1/2 way up due to 101 mph winds at the top. This year it was 60 degrees at the base and when we got to the top it was 40 degrees with 70 mph winds and pelting rain. What an awesome experience.... More 

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Deerfield, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

What a thrilling adventure. Amazing panoramic views! This attraction is a must see. A special treat to see this a leaf peeping time!

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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had taken the Cog Railway to the top of Pike's Peak in Colorado so our expectations were high. Needless to say we were disappointed. Although the brakeman gave us the history of Mt. Washington he could have been a little more informative. Pike's Peak Cog not only gave history but told us about the trees and animals along the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My family had a wonder time visiting the Cog Railway! We would advise it to everyone to try it at least one time. It was very exciting. The breath taking views and fall foliage were amazing, we have lots of beautiful pictures. The Brake Man Lucien was a great host that made the entire train laugh and of corse taking... More 

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