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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 #3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were on our way north on rt 16, headed to visit Mt. Washington, when we saw this museum and stopped in. Staff were very nice and helpful, facility has hands on weather education. We really liked the 10 min movie on weather atop Mt. Washington.

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Oshamanbe-cho, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing drive, but not for the faint of heart or those afraid of heights. The road is narrow with lots of curves & no guardrails, but the views are spectacular. Unfortunately, it is often cloudy/rainy at the summit as the mountain lies in the center of 3 weather system paths. The history of the weather observatory &... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

It rained one of the days we were there so we decided to try the Weather Discovery Center. The kids and adults really enjoyed the center. There was so much to learn and interact with. Make sure to stop in to explore. There is no charge for admission but they do ask for donations so please be kind and help... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It was amazing, but scary. Make sure you choose a sunny day. It is very cold at the top - take a sweater.

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Waterville, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went up to the top on a foggy day. Summer at the bottom, winter at the top. Nice to see all the hikers and bikers. Hoping to go back on a clear day!

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toronto
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you are pass it to hike up, by all means drive up, it is not hard and is quite safe. The views and ambience of Mount Washington is not to be missed.

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Queensbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went up on a rainy day, but the views were still breathtaking. Very cold and windy on top, even in July so bring jacket or sweatshirt. Access road can be a bit scary for those who don't like heights.

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New Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were on our way to Cathedral Ledge when it looked like a shower was going to hit. We just happened to see this while stopped at the light so we went in. It was free (they ask for a donation). The exhibits all worked and were informative. Be sure to go into the structure that looks like a small... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Today we did it! We took our car up the Auto highway to the summit of Mt. Washington. It was scary at times being close to the edge and so high up. My husband is a great driver so that helped but it was not for the faint of heart. When you enter the park, and after paying the entrance... More

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West Chester, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you have NOT visited the Mount Washington Summit and Observatory Weather Discovery Center, P-U-T_I-T-_O-N_Y-O-U-R_B-U-C-K-E-T_L-I-S-T_N-O-W!!! Our family has visited the summit several times over the past (thirty) 30+ years. First thing carry some extra warm clothing with you for the weather can change downward 20-30 degrees F. RIDE UP AND DOWN 1). We would NOT recommend driving the auto road,... More

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