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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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This Bike Rode up Mt. Washington

Canadian May long weekend : Rode up the twisty winding road all the way to the top ! The switchback corners are a lot of fun !About half way up you come out of the treeline and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Ottawa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Canadian May long weekend : Rode up the twisty winding road all the way to the top ! The switchback corners are a lot of fun !About half way up you come out of the treeline and the views are spectacular, when we neared the top we were riding in the clouds ! Nice snack restaurant and souvenir shop up... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I think it is alittle over priced at $28 for a car and driver and $8 each additional passenger. A flat rate of $25 would be decent

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We dove to the top. Narrow road, no guard rails, clouds. A little unnerving. But we made it. A lot colder, snow and the air was thin. Finally got use to altitude. What views!!! Would love to go back.

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Didn't think this would interest us much - but we were really impressed with the simple but fascinating story of the Mount Washington weather station. Neither my wife nor I are big fans of heights - so we were able to take in some of the Mount Washington experience without the expense and terror that comes with its extreme heights.... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If you don't know about this little center, you will miss it. It is in a small house across the street from the Eastern Slopes Inn. Mt. Washington has the most unpredictable weather in the US. Come into this little center and find out why. It is essentially free, with only a donation requested. Give as much as you can,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

whether you hike up the mountain to the summit or drive yourself, it really is something amazing. Definitely should be on your New Hampshire's to do list. I've been coming to the White Mountains, specifically the observatory, since I was a little girl, I'm 31 now & it never ceases to amaze me. People of all ages would enjoy this.... More 

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Let me first advise you to dress warmly- even if it is 90+ degrees at the base. That way you will thoroughly enjoy your trip! I chose to take the Cog Railway for my visit. It was so enjoyable and the train operator was a wealth of knowledge and had a lot of interesting historical information to share. I di... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If your squimmish take the train up, if not drive but beware roads are tiny. its a lot colder up top so take a sweater the view is awesome and there are several place to stop if driving up

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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Hiked the mountain, but it started raining, and rainstorm plus dense fog once we reached the top. Can't see anything, haha. Their lodge was quite a good place to take shelter. One person in our groups got some cuts during the hike, and need a bandage. The information desk gave us what we need luckily. We took the shuttle on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I am from Colorado and have hiked several 14ers, but this was truly a beautiful sight. I would like to hike some trails in the area next time.

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