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Old Man of the Mountain Profile Plaza

Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
+1 603-823-8800
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Full Day White Mountain Tour with Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram
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Formerly New Hampshire's best known landmark, this rock formation resembling a man's profile collapsed on May 3, 2003.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“historic site” (16 reviews)
“nice tribute” (8 reviews)
“viewing area” (9 reviews)
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Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We visited the Old Man of the Mountain at Profile Plaza in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire on Friday, September 29th, while on vacation. Prior to 2003 we used to like to stop at Profile Lake to view the Old Man of the Mountain rock formation...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 3 October 2017

ummm....don't waste your time. Going here is like going to a cow pasture and having someone tell you this is where the amazon rainforest used to be.

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Sadly the real old man rock formation fell many years ago. Whether you ever saw the original or not, it's worth a stop to see this quirky attraction. It's a short stroll from the parking lot to the viewing area and there are a few...More

Thank GABJMB
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I hadn't done a lot of research on this location and had I, I probably wouldn't have visited. Spoiler Alert: The Old Man of the Mountain profile is no longer there. We read about how natural erosion caused it to crumble despite the best efforts...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is a great place to visit and doesn't take too long. 30 minutes is enough, but you could stay for a hour. It is a short hike and a wonderful view.

Thank 10sJohn
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I visited the site three times while staying in Franconia at Lafayette State Park. They have done an admirable job of telling the history of this rock formation that has fallen from the Mountain. The placards do a good job of telling the area's history....More

Thank cbhutto
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The replica of the old man brings him back! It doesn't replace the real rock, but you can share your memories with your kids. It has a great bike path here also. Nice visitor center with old photos.

Thank Binerman2014
Reviewed 30 August 2017

So sad the real thing is gone, but this is a nice way to remember what it looked like and to show my son what is looked like through the viewer. The gift shop area has some great photos of what it used to be...More

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We visted this site resently. The ole Man rock formation has been gone for years, but this is an interesting veiw of the missing figure on Echo lake. A very nice tribute.

Thank JoeSchwartz
Reviewed 24 August 2017

While it's interesting to read how much impact a rock formation had on the area, I'd never seen the original. So standing and viewing a metal post imagining what it looked like was not that impressive. I'm sure anyone who had seen the Old Man...More

Thank loveh2ofl
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