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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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Great views

This is well worth a visit if you are in the area, the views on a clear day are amazing , make sure... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
KEVCO36
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
What a destination for the Cogway

Took a ride up on the Cogway. The views from the top are spectacular even though the cold was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Antonio d
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2779 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5194
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is well worth a visit if you are in the area, the views on a clear day are amazing , make sure you wrap up because even on a warm day it can get cold at the summit.

Thank KEVCO36
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took a ride up on the Cogway. The views from the top are spectacular even though the cold was finger numbing. The hot soup was a life saver. A must do if you are in the state.

Thank Antonio d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Mt. Washington for the third time, but this was the first time we could actually go up. The previous two times we were not lucky with the weather, though it was always in the first half of October. So, you need a bit...More

Thank Rami Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not sure why people are writing reviews unless they are writing them from before the snow, ice and bad rain New Hampshire had a week or so ago. The cog railway is closed for the rest of the season due to the bad...More

Thank USYankee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve driven up and taken the van up - if your car is healthy and your a good driver and not terrified of heights take the drive. If you want to learn about the Presidential Range and topography take the van, either way it’s a...More

Thank Mary Alice M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eight mile drive to the summit. Numerous pull offs for picture taking. Unbelievable the work and engineering that went into the building of this road. Many tales of adventure Surrounds the highway in the clouds Truly worth the time and money

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw the Mount Washington Observatory when we took the Cog Railroad up the mountain. We had a beautiful day to tour the area.

Thank Bluebirdsinging
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled on the Auto Road and was happy to spend an hour with a 70 to 80 mph wind gusting outside. Very informative, giving lots of information on the Observatory and it's workings.

Thank Toni551
Reviewed 7 November 2017

After a trip up Mount Washington on the Cog railway, I felt rather groggy, good job there was some good strong coffee waiting.

Thank Teresa D
Reviewed 1 November 2017

You get to the top of Mt Washington via taking the Cog Railroad or the driving your vehicle. We took the Railroad ($69pp), so I do not know about a fee for driving. There is a good reason there has been a weather station here...More

Thank WA2world
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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
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parkz48
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
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pauls_take
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
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