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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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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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BRING CAMERA and make sure your battery is CHARGED!!! The breathtaking views and pictures you can get just WOW! Make sure you bring a jacket depening on the time of year I went... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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New Jersey
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

BRING CAMERA and make sure your battery is CHARGED!!! The breathtaking views and pictures you can get just WOW! Make sure you bring a jacket depening on the time of year I went in Nov so I had a jacket, gloves, scarf it was freezing and snowing.

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Lovell, Maine
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Do not expect to get spectacular views as the weather changes by the minute at the top. Everything else about our visit was great. Worth the trip and the price of admission.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiked up Mt washington Tuckerman's Ravine and Lions Head the start of the hike traverses through beautiful forest past water falls. The last 0.8miles you are hiking up a boulder field that breaks even the most avid hikers. If you make it to the top you can hitch a ride with the Appalachian Mt. club transport back down the Mountain... More 

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RHODE ISLAND
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1,630 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great place to go up but no matter the season dress warm as it is always cold here. world record cold was set here as well as world record wind. rugged area and watch the kids. major weather hut works all year round. very interesting place to visit for young and old.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For an authentic trip to the top, buy a ticket and take the cog railways and you won't believe that this used to be the main mode of getting there. Coal fire cog is the way to go and the views are splendid!

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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We put our go pro on and boogied. Fun ride...better on way down. Didn't spend too much time a summit.. we were there for the auto road. Rode with my son and had a great trip. Used my gears on way down... no problems (Spyder)

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Ireland
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had the most beautiful clear blue sky weather the day we chose to visit the Observatory. The drive is not for the faint of heart. I am not afraid of heights but there were times on the drive up as a passenger when I couldn't look down to my right. Vehicles coming down the mountain are supposed to give... More 

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Great kids weather related items to see and touch and do. Be sure to go inside the simulator of the observation center at the summit....cat gets me every time!

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Murrysville, PA
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The drive to the top of the mountain is both an adventure and amazing. Breathtaking views. My last day put down their electronics and actually looked outside! A miracle.

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The whole time we were there it was so cloudy and foggy all out could see was white. Just white, you can barely see your feet and many people said that is how it normally is. Plus it has violent weather so it is typically windy and cold. Nothing to see when you get there just one of those yeah... More 

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