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“Free admission, history of the Observatory” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center
State Hwy 16, North Conway, NH 03860
603-356-2137
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in North Conway
Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.
Birmingham, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Free admission, history of the Observatory”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Liked interesting displays, and simulated conditions of 1934, when world record gusts of 235 mph were observed at the summit.

Visited February 2013
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Conway, New Hampshire
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“Educational Weather Information Center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Last Fall I visited the Mount Washington Weather Discovery Center and was entertained by all of their gagets and other weather information that is provided by the center. I was shown a film that was taken up on Mount Washington. This film was very educational and told of past histories of the mountain.

Visited September 2012
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“A lot of people are mistaken. This is not the observatory at the summit, this is an attraction in North Finest, NH, but still a ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

There are some very interesting things to see here including a mock set up of a building at the top of Mt. Washington that simulated the effects from the wind and the wind speeds on the mountain. Good place to kill a few hours with the family while strolling around north conway.

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Columbia, Connecticut, United States
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“Up the mountain on the cog railway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We went up to the observatory via the cog railway. The trip was a great experience and the views from the top are amazing. Loved the views and the museum inside, the shops and the soups. Definitely a worth while adventure while staying in the White Mountains. You won't be disappointed.

Visited May 2012
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“A close up view of Mount Washington from below”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I loved the ability to skype with the weather pros at the summit. Neat gift shop, wind tunnel and other great attractions for kids. Best of all it was all free....

Visited October 2012
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