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Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site

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Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
Phone Number: +1 603-823-8800
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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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Full Day White Mountain Tour with Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram
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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
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ABUDHABI UAE
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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

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Middletown, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Provo, Utah, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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Douglas MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

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Thank Lovelyliki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I can still remember my fist view of the Old Man as my parents drove along 93, long before there was a visitor center, trying to site the figure in stone before it was out of view. Today you can stop, park, and even plant your feet on the ground to see what it would have looked liked based on... More 

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