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Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site

Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
603-823-8800
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Ranked #12 of 14 Attractions in Franconia
Type: Geologic Formations
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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Detroit, Michigan
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174 reviews 174 reviews
63 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Well, we walked down about the 1/2 mile from the parking lot to this attraction after walking the Flume Gorge & doing the Aerial Tramway. I know this is an improtant site to the NH population, but I was not impressed. The memorial and plaques are cool where the trail ends and done very nice - no problem there. But,... More

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My grandson, age 4, was so excited to stop and see this site. Since I had seen the Old Man a number of times, it was nice to see how they have commemorated his passing. Glad something was done - and it is such a beautiful and restful location!

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Patchogue, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Unfortunately, the old man is no longer up on the mountain, But the historical site has done a great job to give us an idea of how the mountain looked. It is a pleasant easy walk to the site and a nice view of the lake. A must do in order to learn about the Old Man and how it... More

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

So it probably was exciting a while ago, before the face fell off. Now it's kind of an average mountain park.

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Syracuse, New York
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's wonderful that they put together this historic site. Such a neat way to replace him. Nice walk as well.

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Douglas, MA
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19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

although the rock profile has fallen off, the park has a innovative feature that allows you to 'see' how it used to look! Very neat. We went after a rain and the fog in at the tops of the mountains was breath taking. Don't let certain weather conditions keep you from seeing this beautiful area.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was curious what the did here now that the Old Man no longer exists. The sculpture they created to view the Old Man is very well done.

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I haven't been here since the demise of the Old Man. I brought my husband here so he can see the history. The park was done really nicely in honor of the historical site. How they were able to somewhat re-create the Old Man by setting up architectural standards so you can see what he looked like was really cool.

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I could appreciate more because I had seen the profile years back, than the rest of the family. Interesting is the profile plaza with metal "profilers" which gives people of various heights a means to see what the profile was like against the mountain--an excellent piece of designing and planning. Best part of all was a gentleman who I believe... More

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Augusta, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

we visited this in 2003 just before the face fell off. what a shame, but were glad to have seen it and came through on our way back to the hotel

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