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Old Man of the Mountain Profile Plaza

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“new hampshire”(22 reviews)
“nice tribute”(8 reviews)
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Formerly New Hampshire's best known landmark, this rock formation resembling a man's profile collapsed on May 3, 2003.
Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
+1 603-823-8800
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All reviews new hampshire nice tribute viewing area worth a stop small museum rock face franconia notch white mountains quick stop gift shop parking lot beautiful area nice lake parking area short hike visitor center state park
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Unique to review the history.. a quick stop. I recommend for the historical notes.. a fun place to stop. A very short walk. Fun to see what and how they set up the “sites”. 30 minutes Wil take care of the stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dena052
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Great area to street h your legs and learn about the face on the mountain. There is an area you can walk to and stand which looks like face still there. Interesting to read about the amount of people that volunteer ed their time to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen W
Reviewed 20 September 2018

When the Old Man collapsed in 2003, lots of ideas were floated for replacement. I hear that there was even a suggestion for a fiberglass model in the original's place. But down to earth New Hampshire natives refused to accept a substitution. The profile plaza...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TransplantedBuckeye
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We thought because the old man lost his nose this attraction would no longer be interesting. But it seems they really put a lot of time and work into preserving this. We enjoyed it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joni M
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This was our first time visiting this plaza - last time we were in the park, it hadn't been built. We enjoyed a quiet late afternoon taking in the views, people watching and just appreciating nature in NH. If you never saw the profile before...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank whmtnhiker
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Having seen the real Old Man in The Mountain before it fell, this “attraction” seemed very lame. You stand on “footprints” representing your height, and close one eye to look past the edge of a pole to see what the profile used to look like....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Happy_Camper_2004
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a worthwhile place to stop and catch your breath. The kids can run ahead down the path to "view" the Old Man in the Mountains. There's a cool (meaning air conditioned) mini-museum and store where you can learn about Franconia Notch and get...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BassSherpa
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

It may be useful to do a bit of research before you go. There is a rather nice Visitor’s Center. It is equipped with an ice cream store, gift shop, educational area, and bathrooms. The parking lot is HUGE. The trail that leads to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PaleoGypsy
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We knew nothing about the Old Man of the Mountain before our visit. The small museum and exhibits along the path showed us what it used to look like, plus gave us an appreciation of what it meant to the people of New Hampshire. Then,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank darwinmoore
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This is a way to see a bit of history. The walk is nice and easy. There is handicapped parking. Even though the original monument is no longer there you can still view the Old Man

Date of experience: July 2018
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