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Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
Reviewed September 4, 2013

It was raining a bit so decided to visit this place. Two young kids with us so not sure they would enjoy however they had a great time. It is a wonderful spot and they Skyped into the observatory on Mt Washington, giving us a brief tour and answered any and all questions we had. Very neat place!

1  Thank sgallen62
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you live in or visit Maine or New Hampshire, one of the most exciting and visually stimulating drives that you could experience would be the Mt. Washington Auto Road which is the road you need to take to get to the Mt. Washington Observatory. This drive is "Not" for the faint of heart or inexperienced driver. It is very harrowing in many places and it not a trip that you would want to take during inclement or overcast weather.

Having said that, I would highly recommend the trip if you have not been. The mountain vistas from this road and the summit are incredible.

1  Thank wsmith52
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

The Discovery Center was worth seeing before our trip to the top of Mt. Washington. It gave a lot of background information and interesting facts.

2  Thank Janice B
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

First of all it was free. Not often you find this. It was a very interesting and informative place. You were able to experience was it was like being on the mountain. Great place to visit.

1  Thank estr49
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Really neat history of the mountain here. 1/2 of our group drove up and the other 1/2 hiked. I think they should have a "hikers haven" area of the summit. I felt bad that the people who actually walked to the summit had to wait in lines with the drivers and railway folk for their turn to take a photo at the summit

1  Thank kdpatterson
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