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Address: State Hwy 16, North Conway, 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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Such a neat place

If weather and science are intriguing to you, this is a cool place to check out. Re-live the sound and experience of one of the fastest known wind speeds on earth! Or gets hands... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Barrington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If weather and science are intriguing to you, this is a cool place to check out. Re-live the sound and experience of one of the fastest known wind speeds on earth! Or gets hands on with few of the other learning stations. There is a neat gift shop also which has a variety of backyard weather instruments among other items.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second trip to the top. First years ago was in a cloud, windy and cold. This one was clear, warm, picture perfect. We went up at opening for the roadway. No hassles going up with no traffic. We were the first car up it seemed. Although we met several hikers arriving at the summit following their 5... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an incredible trek that takes most people 4-5+ hours - partly due to the crowds. We hiked it last Saturday (Aug. 20, 2016) and there were a few thousand people on this 7+ mile trail - going up AND down. It's generally a pretty narrow trail, often 1-2 people wide, so be prepared for give and take. Trail... More 

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Jamison, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I reviewed the ride up separately which I fully endorse. The actual experience at the top is average though not unexpected by me. Strong winds, cool temperatures, and poor visibility. Do not go here just for the view, less than 50% chance of getting one. Plenty of opportunities to have a bite to eat, buy a souvenir, and take a... More 

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Sherman, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Incredible place to visit, views were beautiful, wind was crazy. The drive up the mountain was interesting. My husband nearly sat in my lap as i was driving to keep away from the edge. The CD that goes along with the drive describes the history of the mountain & the changes in the landscape as you travel up and down... More 

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I hiked to the summit of Mt. Washington in August 2016. It was a warm summery day at the bottom of the Mountain. I was "aware" that this was a "strenous" hike and that the weather at the summit was probably going to be colder than at the bottom. My boyfriend and I were sort of training for a backpacking... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the railroad up the mountain and then learned so much about this weather station. There are so many dangerous activities that take place during the winter. And learning about the cat was unexpected.

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Derry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the Cog Railroad to the top and the kids loved checking out the observatory and museum! Staff was pleasant and friendly and the cafe was quite busy with hikers and tourists, but we still were able to grab a table to eat our lunch at.

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Uniontown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We actually left our car at the summit to hike part of the Presidential Range. So to get back to our car, we had to climb to the summit of Mt Washington in high winds and heavy fog, not the way most people get there. Normally people take the cog or drive up. The cog is expensive but less frightening... More 

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Thank Ann S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first time visiting the observatory/ summit. It was an average weather day I was told but very enjoyable overall. The temperature was about 35 degrees cooler at the summit and a nice break from the hot weather below. The museum was both interesting and informative

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