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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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11/09/17 ROAD Closed and Cog Railway down for the season

I am not sure why people are writing reviews unless they are writing them from before the snow, ice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Pray for a clear day!!!!

I’ve driven up and taken the van up - if your car is healthy and your a good driver and not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary Alice M
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“auto road” (48 reviews)
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2779 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5194
+1 603-356-2317
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have never driven up Mt Washington you must do this at least once. The drive up and down is an adventure and the views spectacular! Note it is best to go up when the weather so you can see everything.

Thank gaparkhurst
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed and the day we went up was one that it was clear. Very cold so you do need gloves, hats and warm coat. Brakeman going up very knowledgeable and interesting. Makes you really think about the creative of the person that came...More

Thank Dayton H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the train to the top to see this weather observatory. It was a wonderful experience. It's pretty windy at the top of the mountain, so be prepared. Loved the views from all angles of the mountain top!

Thank Slick5276
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Allison M
5 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
29 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

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