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Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site

Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
Phone Number: 603-823-8800
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Ranked #13 of 15 Attractions in Franconia
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Formerly New Hampshire's best known landmark, this rock formation resembling a man's profile...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Formerly New Hampshire's best known landmark, this rock formation resembling a man's profile collapsed on May 3, 2003.

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Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There are only a few places in the US where an Interstate highway gets down to two lanes - Franconia Notch is one of those places. Partly because of the steep terrain, and partly because of the narrow valley in the Notch, I-93 (Congruent with the Franconia Notch Parkway) funnels down to a divided 2-lane road. And what a road... More 

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Although the site itself had seen better days due to the demise of the poor guys face, my girl friend and I enjoyed reading the history, walking the path to see the sight. Thanks Ray & Jane Cape Cod Mass

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was very confusing to my wife and I. We saw and read ads for the Man of the Mountain attraction and decided it would be worth a stop. Good news. The grounds and parking are well done, there is a pretty lake, and the story of the crash of the rock formation is interesting. Bad news (and somewhat misleading... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The silhouette in the granite; which was known as the "Old Man of the Mountain", in Franconian Notch, N.H., or a stone face, crumbled, and fell down the mountainside a few years ago. Consequently this landmark no longer exists, only a few boulders remain in that section of exposed cliff. As such any advertisement to see the infamous, "Old Man... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

the old man is a face cut out of the rocks by mother nature herself. It is nice to see once, but then you've done it. However, being one of the iconic landmarks in the white mountains, it's just something you have to see while in the white mountains

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We liked the story of the Old Man at the site. But, it's not the same as "the real thing" which we remember well from many visits before its unfortunate collapse. Still the area has wonderful scenery and attractions, as well as rewarding hiking trails.

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Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Once again as we drove through the White Mountains, we stopped at the Old Man of the Mountain Historic site. We enjoyed the small museum and gift shop. Of course the view of Profile Lake is wonderful. The Old Man of the Mountain is gone but not forgotten.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It was cool to see the Old Man but now that his face has fallen off it is just over-hyped. It is a nice place to stop and enjoy nature though.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Old Man is gone, so this is pretty much like going to a graveyard. Been here, done that, not going back... ever.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Do this! It is a little hike. The museum is very informative and when you get to the viewpoint -- way more than cool! You locate your height and stand - then sight up the sculpture and up to the rock of the mountain. Then you see the Old Man. This is better than cool! Peter Hughes and Judy Davis

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