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Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site

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Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
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Formerly New Hampshire's best known landmark, this rock formation...

Formerly New Hampshire's best known landmark, this rock formation resembling a man's profile collapsed on May 3, 2003.

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A little bit of history

Worth spending time here as some surprising natural facts. And some of the exhibits really do give you a feel of what happened in last few games noted years and longer when... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Southampton, United Kingdom
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East Haven, Connecticut
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Along the pemi trail is the historic site for old man of the mountain. Need to go on a clear day so you can see the top of the mountain. Great history here.

Thank nurseoberle
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110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you are visiting the Cannon Mountain Aerial tramway , do take a few minutes to visit this small museum in the tramway base to get some history and interesting information about the old man of the mountain which appears in New Hampshire state emblems. While the attraction does not exist any more and succumbed to mother nature in 2003... More 

Lubbock, Texas
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83 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Had seen it when I was a kid, so worth a revisit off the new "super" highway. Cold and windy, but enjoyed "seeing" the profile with the aid of metal rods from a viewing spot - kind of a 3D experience.

Thank erwretired
Southampton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Worth spending time here as some surprising natural facts. And some of the exhibits really do give you a feel of what happened in last few games noted years and longer when looking at the natural history

Thank mikeyburns
Middletown, Connecticut, United States
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119 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the visit leaves you wishing something could have been done to save the profile, but accepting Mother Natures last word.

Thank Wanda T
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The old man came tumbling down a few years ago, but the site is still worth visiting. There's a small museum, and about a 1/3 mile walk to the plaza, where iron sculptures recreate the image of the old man in situ via sort of an illusion. There's also fly fishing.

Thank David Z
Provo, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The old man has fallen unfortunately. The small museum is quaint and explains what happened and shows pictures, but it wasn't anything I would do again. The scenery around this area is definitely worth viewing.

Thank Mindy G
Douglas MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

If you remember the Old Man Of the Mountain than you need to stop here once again. It's a nice walk down to the plaza, where using "profilers" based on your height you can "see" what the Old Man was all about. There were people fishing in the lake there & we were getting a kick out of a blue... More 

Thank Lovelyliki
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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We did not realize until reading information at the Tram place that the Old Man of the Mountain had fallen down! How sad. We were glad to be able to visit this lovely park designed in his memory. So glad to see that although he is gone, he is not forgotten. The lake is so beautiful. Getting to see the... More 

Thank Vicki D
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We were undecided about whether to take the time to visit this small site. But, we were very glad we did. It's a nice walk along a stream to Profile Lake and the small plaza. We're all sorry the Old Man is gone but they have done a good job of providing a sense of the feelings the millions of... More 

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