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Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

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Address: State Hwy 16, North Conway, NH 03860
Phone Number: 603-356-2137
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Description: This private, non-profit science and educational center is a working...
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.
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My husband and I enjoyed the experience , it was very informative . We really enjoyed the experience of the wind velocity on mount Washington. We also watched the movie , after we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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South Portland, Maine, United States
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South Portland, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed the experience , it was very informative . We really enjoyed the experience of the wind velocity on mount Washington. We also watched the movie , after we left we decided to take the snow car up 4100 feet of mount Washington due to what we saw at the observatory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went on a cloudy day so visibility was limited but it was still fun! My husband and I cannot wait to take our 9 year old. Great adventure even if you are fearful of heights. Definitely worth a visit!!!

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I am terribly afraid of heights. However my husband and I drove up and I was amazed at the views that Mount Washington had to offer!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We've been going to N Conway for many years and had always driven by this place, but never stopped. We finally stopped this year, and are glad we did! The kids enjoyed it. We spent about 1.5 hours there, which was perfect. The museum is free, but we left a donation in the donation box. I would definitely go back... More 

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

great little museum in down town North Conway. learn a lot about this mysterious mountain. live feed to the summit is great too. all should go through this treasure .

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Some of us walked to the top...others ran up..others stayed in the car...its such a beautiful experience... The temperature varies from below to the top ...so be prepared.... Bring your camera..... Such nice views...there is a place to snack and little boutique....enjoy!!

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Arriving on the cog railway at the summit you then have about 45 minutes before you have to return to the cog railway carriage to go back down. First thing to explain the cog railway is not the only way to get up to the mount Washington summit. You can also drive up there or come by coach. It is... More 

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sunny day or rainy day this is a great stop in the Mt. Washington Valley. Great for kids and adults too.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We travelled to the observatory using the stagecoach, bathed in sunshine at the bottom, the summit was wind blown and foggy, a remarkable experience. The display is well thought out, engaging and informative. It together with the drive to the top was a feature of our holiday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great explanation of weather and how it effects us. We really enjoyed the mock up of the observatory during a blizzard. The cat blowing by the window made us laugh. Love how the shack shakes and really makes you feel the wind blowing.

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