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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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York PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

There were a number of hands on pieces to see. fortunately for us, it was in the low 40s at the summit.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Nestled on the lower level in the main cafeteria building atop Mount Washington, this small museum (exhibit) offers an interactive and high tech look into the weather and significant meteorological events that have taken place on the mountain. There's a big display on the day the wind speed record was set back in 1934 (since broken) as well as the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We took the tour bus up Mount Washington Auto Road. Our guide was very informative and had many funny tales to tell. It was a great journey up there and we had an hour to look around and take photos at the summit. I would recommend picking the right day to go by checking weather forecasts. It was beautiful sunny... More

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great fun vehicle drive up the mountain and equally scenic coming down Please ensure you have good tread on your tires Hard to believe how cold it gets here in winter and velocity of wind according to guide Great free sightseeing and definitely worth a day visit Enjoy

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

If you are afraid of heights or driving on narrow roads with vertiginous drops and no guard rails, do not drive up Mount Washington. If you find such an activity inviting, you will have a fabulous transit and destination.

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kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

A real eye-opener.Drive up,which can be risky in bad weather or take the "Cog Railway" Either way if the weather is clear you get stunning views.

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Burlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Since my visit was on a nice late summer day it was interesting to see the pictures from the same spot during the different seasons.

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Winchendon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Every view creates beautiful landscapes to amaze you. It is one of those places to rethink one's significance in the world.

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Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I need to start by saying.. This museum is NOT on top of Mt. Washington. Everyone is reviewing the Mount Washington Observatory. This is the Weather Discovery Center. Anyway.. Both places are really awesome. I learned so much about climate and weather and had a great time doing it. Can't wait to go back with my grand kids one day.... More

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A long hike was not in the cards this year so we treated ourselves to a coved rail train ride. Historicaly interesting. The ride was great. The summit was socked in with fog. Temp at base was 80d, 40, max at the summit, dress for it.

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