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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 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The view is spectacular! The guided tour in the van was excellent with our driver Mike. I'm glad we did not drive up there ourselves.

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We decided to drive up ourselves, this is not for the faint hearted as we soon found out, especially when you are driving (for us) on the wrong side of the road! We were so lucky with the weather, it was a fantastic day, very clear. If you are not so brave as to drive yourself, there is also the... More

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Chittenden, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Visit on a clear day and you can see forever. Be prepared for chilly temps, even in summer. Food is, well, food. Displays in museum are interesting. Took a $10 tour of the weather station itself. YOU get to see a movie, hear a short lecture (2 minutes), then visit with a worker in the observatory itself. Interesting instrumentation and... More

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hvccgolf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Very much worth the time and effort to drive to the Top of New England. The drive can be a bit harrowing, but worth the trip.

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Kingston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

crisp summer day on top of Mt. Washingston. Took the train this time....nice experience. Don't have to watch the road going up or down...can enjoy the view. Lots of info at the top of mountain, gift shop and cafeteria...so you don't have to bring food or drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Preps up on whats we can expect on Mt wASHINTON SUMMIT . Also explains the science behind the weather and winds in Mt Washington . So it would be good to visit this and then visit the auto road.

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Suffern, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Every aspect of Mt. Washington is truly majestic and awe-inspiring! We took the guided van tour up, and I'm so glad that we made that decision! I was able to enjoy the scenery, instead of keeping my eyes peeled to the potentially treacherous roadway (the roadway is shared with 2 way traffic, and has no guardrails; it's a long way... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We took the van tour to the top of Mt. Washington. The day we went you could see 110 miles. Perfect weather, great guide. I would recommend this 100%!!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

this trip we visited the top of the mountain via the cog railway but the view is just as magnificent that way. the center is fantastic and very informative - be sure to dress warmly as the mountain top is about 20 degrees colder than the valley floor below and always windy with the weather being very changeable

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hlfx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We did drive up the auto-road years ago. Due to sudden changes in weather the Cog rail is the best way to the top.

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