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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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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We were on a senior tour with Coffee Break Tours out of Camden Tennessee and this was one of our stops. Wow Wow Wow. Can't even begin to describe what a wonderful stop this was. We were able to go to the summit and have pictures taken. Even us seniors were able to do it. The view was awesome. Took... More

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Boston MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Located in North Conway Village, there is much for the kids - and adults to enjoy. You can be a TV weatherman, experience the gales of MT. Washington in the cabin replica, and have a good learning experience at the many exhibits.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Throughly informative and interesting for people of any age. The place really gives you an idea of how brutal the weather can be on Mount Washington, why it's like that, and the consequences. Stepping outside and being blasted helps too. Dress warmly. One guy thought a shirt, shorts, sandals and a light sumner jacket was enough. I wore four layers... More

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

A trip up the mountain in a minibus on a guided tour. Fantastic scenery. Very knowledgeable tour-guide/driver. An unforgettable experience.

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Syracuse, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Awesome views, even though it was a white knuckle drive if you have a fear of heights! There is a train to the top, but we thought it was pricey. It was like traveling to another planet, the weather and barren terrain were extreme contrasts from bottom to top.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The highest recorded winds on earth were recorded at the summit of Mount Washington. This is a mountain that makes it own weather, so for those interested in this subject, you will not be disappointed.

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Athens, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were blessed with a fairly clear view and the color was beautiful. We enjoyed the Cog Railway that took us up to the Observatory. We did not have time to hike some of the trails. The trails looked well marked.

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Morris Plains, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We decided to drive ourselves. Adventurous drive it was. There are no railings and all you can see is deep valley on the side. Obviously not for the faint-hearted. We get to see some amazing views on the top !! It is super cold on the top. So do not forget to dress warm! Drive yourself and have some thrill..... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

What an absolutely beautiful view. Beginning at the bottom to the top - trees with unbelievable colors to the top where the mountain is granite! A must see in the White Mountains

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you visit the area you should see this place!! The museum at the observatory is really informative!!

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