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Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

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Address: State Hwy 16, North Conway, NH 03860
Phone Number: 603-356-2137
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Description: This private, non-profit science and educational center is a working...
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.
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AMAZING View, Very Cold

We took the COG Railway up to the top of the Mount Washington to the observatory. It was 75 at the bottom and 39 at the top. It gets cold fast, you can almost feel it as you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Walpole, Massachusetts
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Walpole, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We took the COG Railway up to the top of the Mount Washington to the observatory. It was 75 at the bottom and 39 at the top. It gets cold fast, you can almost feel it as you are moving up on the train. They have an observatory at the top which has amazing views and surprisingly good food. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

That was one scary drive because so many people thought the should drive down the middle but warching the changes around you was interesting. The tip top house was very interesting, even fascinating for history buffs. The observatory was cool..one minute you surrounded by clouds with zero visibility, the next minute the clouds blow away and it is sunny with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Weather Discovery Center is in North Conway, NH, at elevation 525 feet. It has a number of fun interactive activities for kids and adults. You can enter a replica of the old observatory and experience simulated winds like those at the top of the mountain. There is a small fee ($2 adults, $1 ages 7-17). The Weather Station is... More 

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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The exhibit was informative and interactive! Small but well laid out and great quality! A live person to direct questions to would have made it more personable but the gentleman at the souvenir desk was lovely and pleasant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After going to Franconia for 25 years finally made the trip up mt. Washington, what a great surprise and treat. We had good weather and really saw a lot. Drive up is ok not as bad as everyone says. On way up we saw a Mose. Highly recommend it

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My fiance and I spent a long weekend in August in North Conway for a quick getaway. We drove up to the summit (see separate review)and toured the weather discovery center. I was afraid it would be very juvenile and geared towards children but was pleasantly surprised to find that it was quite interesting.There are many videos to watch that... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This should be on everyone's bucket list! The ride was like nothing else we ever experienced. At one point we were driving through the clouds and couldn't see anything. The changing landscape was so interesting. The top is so much colder then the base! The museum was nice and had lots of great information about the weather on the summit.... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The best part was the winter weather when we reached the top! Loved reading about the history and even though it was cloudy we were able to see some great views. The drive was fun, especially with the CD to tell you about the areas you were passing and history of the mountain.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Took the Auto Road to the top. It is not a drive for the faint of heart. The views on the way up are breathtaking. The weather changed constantly although the clouds never left. At the summit, the wind was howling and the rain was persistent. But oddly enough, it did not hinder my experience as much as I thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was an amazing experience. I travelled there with three children, ages 16,12 and 9 each of them enjoyed the experience. We mailed a post card from the summit .... Unbelievable view. Clouds passed through us as we stood at the summit together.

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