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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 yesterday via mobile

My mom and I decided since we live so close the amount Washington we needed to go. It was truly amazing.

Thank JoaninVT
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Choose a clear day for the trip to the summit of Mt Washington. Also remember at over 6000 feet it will be much colder and very windy at the summit. We chose to use the narrated 2hour shuttle up and it was a great choice....More

Thank falconerem
Reviewed 3 days ago

The views from Mount Washington are amazing. It was a nice time to hike and look around and take in the sights.

Thank gcd075
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An absolutely stunning view and wonderful drive. A CD guide that is well paced to the speed you should be driving explains in details much of the "why and how" of this wonderful attraction. You can really appreciate the the different biomes as you rise...More

Thank Charlie B
Reviewed 6 days ago

we loved loved mt. washington....we left on the cog and it was 70degrees ...when we got to the top of mt washington it was 37degrees...we were freezing....and totally not prepared...that was our own fault....i would tell my fellow travelers to bring a winter jacket just...More

Thank sparkleina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to have the near perfect weather. We took the Mount Washington van. Was narrated by Ray a very experienced driver and tour guide. By taking the van we were able to enjoy The view completely. The top of Mount Washington gives...More

Thank bobcor60974
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must do White Mountain trip up a spectacular mountain range. We rode on the motorcycle up to the 6,000 elevations. It is magnificent and truly enjoyable, A MUST SEE

Thank latinrn911
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mount Washington auto road is definitely worth the time, about 20-30 minutes up and 30-40 down depending on cars in front of you. For the entrance fee you get an audio CD with the story of the mountain and a bumper sticker for your...More

Thank Raina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here just to check it out. Very interesting and informative. The admission was only $2. Seriously what kind of entertainment can you get for $2. What a bargain. Definitely something for a bad weather day. The best part was being in a...More

Thank writeratsea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made few trips to the top of the Mt Washington. Have driven there, took specialized minivans they offer to ride up, and took the cog rail up. Each time the experience is different, and worth the trip. Need to hike up to complete the cycle....More

1  Thank MNarahari
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Allison M
6 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
30 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
2 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