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Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site

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Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
Phone Number: 603-823-8800
Description: Formerly New Hampshire's best known landmark, this rock formation...
Formerly New Hampshire's best known landmark, this rock formation resembling a man's profile collapsed on May 3, 2003.
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Face gone but still worth a quick stop

My husband came here at age 10 with his grandparents and now we are traveling with our 8 yr old grandson. This was a planned quick stop as he knew the face had fallen off the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband came here at age 10 with his grandparents and now we are traveling with our 8 yr old grandson. This was a planned quick stop as he knew the face had fallen off the mountain. Kind of cool to try and see the face with the rods set up IF you are patient and can get the right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I visited this as a kid and of course it's gone but well preserved area to walk on and view the history. Very nicely done. It's a piece of NH and my history that I'm sorry is gone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Even though the old man is gone, the area and history behind the man is incredible. There is a beautiful memorial for the natural wonder that is very cool to go to!

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The park has come up with a creative solution to try and simulate the original profile of the Old Man in the mountain, but it's a shame we can no longer experience the real thing. Nevertheless this is a very pretty place to visit, especially with Profile Lake and Cannon Mountains in proximity.

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hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Interesting to see what the park was able to do to simulate the previous Old Man. Very creative solution.

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Little Rhody, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It used to be very special to drive by The Old Man, even if you didn't stop. but since he collapsed a few years ago, he is not there to be seen. The mountains, of course, retain their majesty, but this is one piece of mountain history that is gone forever.

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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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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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Address: Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
Phone Number: 603-823-8800
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Franconia

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