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Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

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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
+1 603-356-2317
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of interactive games and hands on for kids or anyone who enjoys the experience of the wind factors and what it's like to be up on Mount Washington

Thank dngrn4
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went up on a cloudy, windy and cold September day but had a great time. We could not see much but quite the experience. Being a backpacker in the past this was a great trip to see backpackers up at the top taking a...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great drive up to the top of the windiest spot in the world. Drive is kinda crazy but you can only go 20 mph so despite the steepness you should not have a problem. With the entry fee, you are provided a cd to listen...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the cog up, ...thats a different review.....enjoyed the views and the offerings, worth visiting.

Thank Jabby B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great place and fun- they give you a CD to listen to on the way up . Prices seemed high but then when got to top - realize it was worth it. IF you are a nervous driver , take the van trip...More

Thank cwhitmore887
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you survive the trip up the mountain, it is beautiful there. I’m afraid of heights, I cannot look down. But looking out was breathtaking. To see what they do to collect weather info was quite surprising. They stay all year long to get weather...More

Thank LongIslandGiirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a day! Lots of fog! Didn't get to see much outside m but the museum was informative. Staff were very talkative as well.

Thank Jen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't beat the price: $2 per adult. You'll find great facts about weather, especially related to the mountain. Don't miss the simulation in the weather station replica hut right inside the facility. It is so real that my wife hit the panic button to...More

1  Thank Salvatore F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the 2nd time for us. The ride to the top on motorcycles is just beautiful. The weather was perfect. The museum was interesting. The overall view is breathtaking.

Thank lori h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great ride, great views, great history. Loved the museum. The chili was great for lunch. We drove, but met so many that hiked up. 4 to 6 hours hike. You need great breaks for the ride down. Pull over at the stops and enjoy the...More

Thank Julie G
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Allison M
July 5, 2017|
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Response from Shailaja N | 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 Todd L | 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