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The Mount Washington Cog Railway

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Address: Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
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Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing...

Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!

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Day Trip to Mt Washington Cog Railroad from Southern NH

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The Staff working here from the Woman at the ticket counter to the Engineer were incredible.

The Staff working here from the Woman at the ticket counter to the Engineer and Brakemen were incredible. The web site is great, checked it out before heading to the mountain and... read more

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mike s
Windham, New Hampshire
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Windham, New Hampshire
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Staff working here from the Woman at the ticket counter to the Engineer and Brakemen were incredible. The web site is great, checked it out before heading to the mountain and it shows how many seats available for each scheduled despatcher. We were only staying 20 minutes away so we searched the web site to pick what we thought... More 

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Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The train was good fun and our guide on the way up (a young lady who was trainings to be a break man) was lovely, helpful and informative. We had nil visibility at the top however breaks in the cloud on the way up allowed us to see the amazing view. This is quite an expensive trip ($69) but it... More 

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New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience. At first my kids didn't seem all that thrilled but once we got to the top the were overwhelmed by the view! Definitely a must see and do!

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Pomfret, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first experience on the Cog. It was my husband's birthday and thought this would be a good time. We took the train all the way to the top of Mt Washington. It was thrilling, as you are on the edge going straight up! The views are incredible. They give you plenty of time to explore the observatory... More 

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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121 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

43 motor coach passengers were thrilled with the opportunity to experience Mount Washington and the cog railway. We visited on a cool October morning. One of the engineers served as our guide while on the railway. He was informative and clever, and certainly helped make the slow ascent better. We were fortunate to have only a little fog and were... More 

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Long island NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

It was a family and friends outing. Foggy but that was fine. The staff were very courteous and proud of their heritage.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We took a trip on the coal-fired steam engine train up the Mount Washington Railway in the fall and it was an amazing experience. Whilst it's a slow climb to the top, you never get bored and the journey on the way down is an experience in itself. The early 8.00am train also allows an amazing drive to the railway... More 

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Leicester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you need a getaway, the White Mountains provide a great refuge. The Cog Railway was a fun experience that provided great views and peace. Definitely worth it.

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Kelseyville, California
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Cog Railway Train climbs up the steep mountain. Nice way to start a review you will see why. Another 50-State Quest done in August again not in ((2016 but in 1995)). This year was the 6 New England states but for this review I will only cover our 29th state in New Hampshire. The others you can look for... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

As a native New Hampshirite, I've seen the little train go up and down Mount Washington hundreds of times, and a friend and I finally got on the darn thing. It was great! It helped that it was a sunny, clear day -- the views were beautiful. It's not the Rockies, but the White Mountains have their own splendor. The... More 

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