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Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

State Hwy 16, North Conway, NH 03860
603-356-2137
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in North Conway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Science Museums, Educational Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: This private, non-profit science and educational center is a working observatory designed to measure the unique and often extreme weather conditions... more » Owner description: This private, non-profit science and educational center is a working observatory designed to measure the unique and often extreme weather conditions on Mount Washington. Through guided tours and exhibits, visitors learn more about the science of meteorology. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Awesome view when we got to the top, Weather was perfect! Sunny and fairly warm with a slight breeze. We were lucky!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very informative little museum! Great mini movie at the beginning with effects! We were kind of looking around to see if it was a coincidence, so unexpected. Great staff, interesting interactive exhibitions. A must see!

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Forest Hills, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went to the Weather Center on a rainy day. It is a good place to go to if you want your kids to be engaged for a half hour. The place is small but there are a few exhibits that the kids liked. My five year old really liked the weather station replica and the wind-sailboat installation. The Center... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Perfect preparation for trip to summit of Mt Washington. For young or young-at-heart, whoever is curious about the science behind weather. Short meteorology film imaginatively begins with "sounds" of aurora borealis brought into human hearing range. Life-sized research room shakes and rumbles s it simulates the strongest winds measured on Mt Washington. Trivia: 200+ mph winds registered as a pretend... More

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I've lived in New England for 13 years. Always want to go to the top. Took the "CLOG" to the top. Amazing views, nice information center. Amazing to see so many hikers!

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Did the hike from bottom to the top. It was 95F when we parked..it was 48 at the top. Cloud covered and windy. Bring a few bucks for lunch, if tired and want to take train down it is like $45 down. Observatory was interesting, lots of factoids. Hike was the cool part, not sure I'd drive up just for... More

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CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Views were incredible but the place was in the middle of extensive repairs and the "food" up there barely qualified as such. I guess if you are a really hungry hiker, you won't mind. We took the train ride to get up there, kudos to the people who really hike it. They are awesome!

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Westport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The mountain is natural wonder that must be seen. The weather moved in while we were up there so remember to bring a jacket.

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Saugus, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

One of the days my family was in North Conway saw rain showers. The kids were antsy and we went to the weather center. It was interesting and informative and held the kids' attention. It is a good place to visit and learn a few facts.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We hiked the mountain on Saturday July 13th and what a beautiful day. The summit was clear from the morning to the afternoon, what an amazing treat for any hikers, especially on Mt. Washington. Hiked up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, what a great trail to the Summit.

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