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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 #2 of 21 Attractions in North Conway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

very informative and interesting, wind tunnel for action with kids, things in gift shop that you could not find elsewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful views entire drive up. Gets a little white knuckle towards the top, so if your afraid of heights or driving near cliffs with no railings, I suggest the tour bus or let someone else drive. The top visitor center is a little disappointing. Needs a good gift shop or restaurant. So bring your own snacks.

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PARIS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A well maintained road - at times hard to pass - led us to the summit of Mount Washington, where a very special weather waited: 35 degrees and a 100 mph Wind. Bring all the clothes that you carried for your trip and put them all on ! The view from the top was out of this world.

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Somerville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This place gives an interesting overview of the effects on and of weather. The staff are pleasant and informative. It is conveniently located in downtown North Conway. Technically there is no fee to enter. Yet they suggest/request a donation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I'm not one for museums, but there are quite a view interesting things/activities to see in this museum. They also have a nice gift shop. I like it's easily accessible and convenient location

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Lancashire England
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The drive up was breathtakingly beautiful and when we got to the top was literally breathtaking, -2 and huge windchill and in thick cloud. Grabbed a coffee and by the time we'd finished it the clouds were beginning to disperse making a magical sight.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were here in August 2014. We enjoyed it so much, we came back October 2014 and became members of the Observatory. The historical aspects of it alone merit becoming a member! Their newsletter is amazing. We took a "Member Tour" and it was amazing. We learned so much in a short time and the staff was so accommodating to... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The drive up was outstanding, however, I wouldn't do it again!!! The drive down had me scared shitless!!!

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We love this place! Great for adults and children! Just enough information without being overpowering and wonderfully educational. Be sure to visit the observation room - look for the cat! Free Admission! but feel free to leave a donation!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A 25 minute drive up a steep incline with big big drops and hair pin bends. Quite a challenge when the road became gravel and cars heading down turned to face you. At the summit the wind howls, the temperature is 20 degrees Fahrenheit lower than at the base but the views are amazing when the cloud breaks. Don't attempt... More

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