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Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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What a view overlooking three states. Senery is hard to describe. Loads of rocks near the summit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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Picture perfect day

We were so lucky we had a picture perfect day for our hiking on Mt Washington. the sky was clear... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coopersburg, PA
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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...more
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2779 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5194
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a view overlooking three states. Senery is hard to describe. Loads of rocks near the summit. The white in the rocks give the mountain its name. Highly recommend. Rating... excellent.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so lucky we had a picture perfect day for our hiking on Mt Washington. the sky was clear blue and you could see for miles. We took several different trails up down and around Mt Washington the weather was just great. Lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have come this far (we are from Northwest Pennsylvania) go to the top. The auto road is like a thrill ride at your favorite amusement park. The view from the top is amazing. We were lucky to be there on the best day to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went up by the cog railway, a real highlight. Windy and chilly but the views are fantastic! Recommend that you go up there at least once in your lifetime.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Patstas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mount Washington, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is absolutely worth a visit! I took the long way via I-93, this way you get to drive through most of the White Mountain park. I chose to drive up the mountain. You can, however go...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Cog Railroad up to the summit and when we arrived at the summit we couldn't see the building from the train because of the fog. While we were disappointed that we didn't get to take in the views, we nonetheless walked up...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Threat information about the weather station and it’s history. As well as the night the wind hit 231 mph. Strongest wind in the world as recorded by a human. Great presentation of challenges and sad outcomes in the place which can have the worst weather...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank John Campbell H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ride is not for the faint of heart. Way up on curvy dangerous rodes with no guard rails. I could not see anything since we were in a cloud that day. I did this three times over that years. This was my LAST time.

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank DennisBeatleboy
Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Rode the Cog Rail to the summit of MT. Washington; fantastic experience! Lucky with low winds and comfortable temp. at top of mt. Drove up in my suv several years ago; "white knuckle" experience; not for nervous nellies. Do the Cog...a little expensive; but so...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Don B
Reviewed August 13, 2019

august 11, 2019 Temp at top 47* ... wind 49 mph (yeah we froze in august) temp waiting to pay to get in 81* --- wind (none) three ways to top 1) Cog rail road (no pets) never took looked great to try one time...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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July 5, 2017|
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Response from shailajan2015 | Reviewed this property |
I have a family membership, and I took 1 guest with me for the tour... My guest did not have membership. The Observatory's website says this - 'Family memberships include tours for all individuals living under one... More
April 29, 2017|
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Response from lobstahrolls | Reviewed this property |
May schedule: Weekends The biodiesel train runs 10:30 am to 1:30 pm on the following dates; 6th-7th, 13th-14th, 20th-22nd, 30th-31st 27th & 28th: 9 am to 3:30 pm for the steam train, 9:30 am for the biodiesel train to 3:30... More
March 1, 2017|
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Response from AilsNH | Reviewed this property |
The Weather Discovery Center is in North Conway village across the street from the Eastern Slope Inn. It shares a parking lot with the Citizens Bank. If you visit at 11am or 2pm you can see a live video feed fro the... More