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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
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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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It's nostalgic for those who knew the whole profile

I grew up a few hours away and went to college a half-hour away, so I saw the Old Man dozens of times before he crumbled. Looking at what's left of him is nostalgic and sad, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
NHjojo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I grew up a few hours away and went to college a half-hour away, so I saw the Old Man dozens of times before he crumbled. Looking at what's left of him is nostalgic and sad, but he's a great symbol of New Hampshire. This is a great tribute to him and worth stopping for.

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For many visitors, this geographical feature charmed them. Then, he fell. The "Old Man" image no longer exists. The area is still very scenic, in spite of the missing icon.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in this area and would have been really nice to be able to see this big piece of New Hampshire history (it's on our license plates). But outside of anyone's control he came crumbling down. There is still a lot of photos and history and is interesting to learn about "him". Still worth going to see.

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Thank Mezasu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I've been coming to see the OMOFM since I was a little kid. I actually cried when he crumbled. The historic site is really well done. There's an interactive group of metal sculptures that help people of different sizes visualize the Man as if he were back on the mountain. A bit of walking from the parking lot to get... More 

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Pitman, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Yes, it's sad that the Old Man fell off the side of mountain but it's still a unique place to stop while traveling through the area. They've done an amazing job of letting you still see the face. There is a viewing area where you stand in a specific spot based on your height and then look up towards a... More 

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Greenville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Although the man in the mountain no longer exists, if one looks up at the face of the mountain one can see a face in the mountain side. Maybe it is'nt the original but a face is there.

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Charleston, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Lived near hear as a child and always looked forward to seeing the old man on the mtn. Very strange that it is just gone now. The park is still very nice. Great place to take a walk after being on the bike for a long time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This was a great memorial site for the now-fallen old man of the mountain. I didn't know what to expect with the rock formation having crumbled but the monument was well done.

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Katikati, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The historic site is in the lovely area known as Franconia Notch National Park so there are lots of lovely walks around here but if you have limited time go to Flume Gorge in preference to this place. The are clean rest rooms and a souvenir shops and good parking. I am impressed that the American have made a tourist... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

I was sceptical as to how the profiler would actually work and was pleasantly surprised that it was very effective. There's a nice little museum that explains how important the Old Man was to the people of New Hampshire which is worth a look.

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