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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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Bradenton, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Interesting drive up the mountain to Mount Washington! Weather at the top of the mountain can differ greatly from the valley. Very interesting exhibits detailing the extreme weather created at Mount Washington. Please be aware there are no guardrails anywhere on the mountain road. Not an area for novice hikers.

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Toronto, Canada
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42 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Great small science centre type place. Lots of hands on exhibits to show effects of weather. Lots of fun. Allow 30-45 minutes. Admission by donation. Ask to see the short movie as it has a wind machine that adds to the experience.

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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

This is a really great place for not only adults, but especially for children. We bring the grand-children who love it. Lots of things to do. We also love that this place helps keep the Mount Washington Observatory on top of Mt Washington going.

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Birch Harbor, Maine
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a must see for anyone! You can go in summer and sometimes there will be snow on top of mountain! A beautiful view on a clear day! We always drove up the mountain for years,then we took the cog railroad to the top! This is also a must! Recommended highly! You can go in observatory at top and... More

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Salem, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Been to the top of the Mountain several times (latest was a few years ago). They have a fairly new museum there now, and it adds a nice touch to the myriad of things to do at the top.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The road to the top is practically one lane meant to be shared. There are side rails on road. It was a great choice to go with the auto road tour. I learned so much on the 30 min drive up and down without the worry of driving. There were many things to so on top of the mountain. NOT... More

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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was a great place to visit with the kids. We learned about the top of Mt. Washington and loved to go into the cabin and experience the wind and chills.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Amazing is what I can say about our trip to the top. Our guide ( I don't remember his name:( ) was awesome!!! Talked the whole time and told us about everything. What an experience. Was thurs bike day my boyfriend and stepfather set out on their bikes to go up and mom & I took the van. This is... More

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The weather discovery center is FREE, but a $5 donation is suggested at the door, so be a nice guy and put in a couple bucks! If you have about 30minutes -1hour to kill, this is the place to do it. It is small so you wont be spending the whole afternoon here but it has a lost of information... More

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Westminster, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Wow!!! What an attraction. You can get to the top of Mount Washington three ways. By road, by foot, or by riding the Cog Railway to the top. We chose the latter, and boarded the train at the bottom of the mountain. The train ride to the top is exciting. On the way up you will see a lot of... More

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