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Address: 2779 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5194
Phone Number:
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Fascinating Science made understandable

This was a trip with friends. I had visited this location before. This was the first time with young kids. It was fascinating to watch them become engaged with the interactive... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a trip with friends. I had visited this location before. This was the first time with young kids. It was fascinating to watch them become engaged with the interactive displays on wind and weather. They learned and they had fun. We spent about an hour and had a really fun and informative experience. Very well done.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are amazing and the ride on the cog rail to get up and back a novelty. We took out own food and it was easy to eat in the "picnic" area within the visitors centre. There is food available up there but it was fairly basic. We were treated to a helicopter buzz from the air force too.... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful ride with steep inclines. When you get to the top it is magnificent in beauty, smell, scenery and so close to heaven. The kids will love it and it is a great place to walk around and have a picnic.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently took the snowcat day trip and highly recommend the experience. The website provides a good overview. I want to give kudos to the Observatory team and trip leaders. It fun, well organized, safe and educational. Book ahead, follow the recommendations for gear, relax and enjoy a great adventure!

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Hightstown, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the snowcat day trip, and it was exciting, well-run, comfortable, educational, and lots of fun. We had a day with 110 mile visibility, moderate winds, relatively balmy temperatures (22 degrees Fahrenheit at 1:00 PM) and great traveling companions. Very interesting tours of the top, the observatory itself, and the living quarters, highlighted by a great lunch cooked just... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

Nice little gift shop and a fascinating little "museum" with astounding information about what goes on at the summit and what those folks do up there!

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Great place to bring kids and they can learn about the ever changing, fast changing weather in the area, especially on Mount Washington. Lots to take in and look at for a small place, lots of information to educate kids with.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

A great stop for parents to take kids to learn about weather - especially on top of Mount Washington. Several hands-on activities offered. Minimal entrance fee of $2 for adults.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We rode the Cog Railway system to the top and it was a remarkable ride with great views of the mountain scenery. The history of the construction is interesting as was the data collected at the top. I would do this ride again and I would recommend you to not shy away from this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed taking the Cog Railway up to the Observatory. Learning the history of the Observatory was very interesting. The views are incredible.

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