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Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

2779 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5194
+1 603-356-2317
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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 meteorology.
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2779 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5194
+1 603-356-2317
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family has been here on multiple occasions and always has a great time. The female staff member on one occasion was snobby and rude (young female) , but I wouldn't let that hinder my review . I have been many times and the other...More

Thank Mandi E
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into weather, want to learn about Mount Washington, or have an hour or two to kill, definitely stop in! It costs nearly nothing (a couple dollars). I learned a lot and enjoyed the visit, and my 3 and 6 year olds were...More

Thank jimmyodierna
Reviewed 1 week ago

One heck of a scary ride but definitely worth it. The newer observatory has parking, bathrooms, food and a gift shop. Just remember the air is a little thin up there and sometimes it's cold so keep that mind when heading up. You must be...More

Thank tyais75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited the observatory many times over the years. During different seasons, using different methods to reach the summit. We have driven, hiked, taken the cog and been driven in a tram. Each time was great, different experiences and weather at the summit changes...More

Thank Diana D
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you make it to the top of Mt. W you will go inside. Check out the Weather Discovery Center. Hands on for kids to enjoy. $2 to get in. Worth it. Learn where the highest wind speed was recorded. .

Thank travelingteacher51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to learn about how weather on Mt Washington is monitored year round. I learned a lot and am respectful of the employees to work at the top of the mountain.

Thank mitravelingteacher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited here last month and we were so excited to visit a place we had heard so much about! It was worth the time we spent there. The drive up and back down was a little scary and we live in...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to learn here and also to experience. This area has unique weather conditions, as you will know if you make the trip up to the actual top of Mount Washington. The interactive displays at the Observatory is a good learning experience and will...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know most people don't want to pay 30 bucks to drive up a mountain but it was totally worth it! I think it should be considered that while the top is the ultimate goal, that the journey up the mountain is also part of...More

Thank Cyoungdc22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center is an interesting place to visit. There are a wide variety of interactive exhibits, displays of the Mount Washington area, weather maps, educational videos, and an opportunity to interact with the weather personnel on MT. Washington in a...More

Thank hcaveman
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Allison M
5 July 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
29 April 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
1 March 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