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Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

Address: State Hwy 16, North Conway, NH 03860
Phone Number: 603-356-2137
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in North Conway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: This private, non-profit science and educational center is a working observatory designed to...
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Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Essex, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have ventured up the auto road a few times in my life. Once younger, then mid way and now just a little older. Evertime it is completely different. I would think you could go up every day and be as just as wonderful as the day before. It is just breathtaking! I have spent a good part of my... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great amount of weather related knowledge in entertaining and educational presentations. Something for everyone and all ages. Spend about 30 minutes here and you pretty much covered everything. The worst weather is on Washington? Nope, think not. Get your facts straight. Great marketing ploy though!

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Oakland, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you have a penchant for meteorology or just interested in experiencing some cool science stuff in a fantastic environment, this is the place for you. You can chose between a day trip to the observatory or an over-night stay. Either way, you'll assemble near the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road where you'll be met by an observatory... More 

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Calgary
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a very scenic drive. The highest point in the east. The drive up is almost freaky as the road is quite narrow. Be sure to bring a warm wind breaker when you go up as the temperature drops quite a bit and the wind is quite awesome.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

a must see for anyone going this way. though not for the faint of heart the experience is awesome. try and pick a day that is sunny just for a better view from the top. the road is narrow at times going to the top of the world so take your time. going down is just as exhilarating as going... More 

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Boston, MA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Both adults and kids loved the experience of the hurricane force winds produced by a winter storm. There are great interactive exhibits and we all learned a lot. The kids really took to the air cannon and how it can displace objects by air being channeled. Great selection in the gift shop of weather related items and books. Since in... More 

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New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Often overlooked, this free (donations accepted) attraction is a do not miss while visiting this area. Those with children will appreciate this educational, interactive and fun attraction that will amuse and educate. Twice daily you can talk to folks atop Mt. Washington via live webchat. There is also a short film available in the small theater, just ask the staff... More 

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Old Junee NSW Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We decided to use the shuttle to take us to the top. Well worth it as you don't have to queue and all of the people in the car got to look at the changes to environment on the ascent and descent. The observatory is very well presented and informative. I

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New York City, New York
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100 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is very similar to the exhibit on Mount Washington. Interesting, but very limited in scope. Great for science students who are studying weather.

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Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Discovery Center is conveniently located downtown and is great place to visit with your family. It is a fun place for both children and adults.

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