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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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USD 74.00*
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Full-Day Trip to Mount Washington from Boston
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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
+1 603-356-2317
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What an amazing adventure. We decided to drive to the top. There were a few scary moments but made it to the top in about 20 minutes. It was so neat to learn the history behind the development and races that have occurred over the...More

Thank PCVictor
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our trip to Mt. Washington was as advertised. Really worth spending a day here. Had a chance to do. A little hiking after we visited the top and enjoyed the little museum and self guided tour of the highest summit in the NE United States....More

Thank gmcshane88
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Cog Railway may seem pricey, but it is a great way to get to the top of the highest mountain on the east coast. The brakemen onboard narrate historical information. They also have a sense of humor. No one can guarantee clear skies all...More

Thank Bkingsha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a few words on the drive to the top, if I was to go back, I would take the train, wow, that is some drive to the top, white knuckles all the way, but you do get a sticker if you do it, but...More

2  Thank Adrian J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free admission, hands on exhibits, free parking, and clean bathrooms. There is also a very nice gift store with interesting weather-related toys, books, and souvenirs.

Thank newhampsure
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip up to Mt Washington State Park is an opportunity you don't want to pass up. It is expensive to make the trek if you don't take your own vehicle. If your vehicle is maintained, no issue getting up and back. The trip down...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was totally AWESOME, even though weather was rainy, cold everyone was soooo informative and nice Wish we could see more but was awesome

Thank Beth J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit, even if the view is not nice. It is known as the mountain with the 'worst weather in the world', which is in itself already a fascnating story. For one car with 5 adults we had to pay USD 65 to get...More

Thank JD1968x
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not sure what to expect and were so excited with what was behind the doors. The Discovery Center is so well done.... something for everyone. It is small... but a wealth of experiences await.... The price is right... Add this to your North...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so foggy you really couldn't see anything. It was 28 degrees and windy - 41 mph. I think the price of the museum should have been included my ticket. I would go back. I dressed for the weather not everyone did.

Thank Asgpro2
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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