Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, North Conway

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The location of the highest recorded winds on Earth, Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center can either treat you to extreme weather or outstanding views of the surrounding White Mountains. On a guided tour of the working observatory, learn how meteorologists measure the weather conditions on Mount Washington and then step outside to feel the winds for yourself. Check the forecast before you visit because strong storms occur frequently. Even if the weather is calm and you visit in summer, make sure you dress warmly because temperatures can remain low at the top of 1,916 m (6,288 ft) Mount Washington. Add Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center to your North Conway travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our North Conway itinerary builder.
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  • Drive slow and take in all the sights or take the Cog Railroad up. Make sure to go on a warm day but still bring a jacket or sweater as it stays cool and windy. Make sure to enjoy the weather exhibit....  more »
  • We had a perfect trip to the observatory last weekend. I was concerned that by the end of March, that it wouldn't be true "winter." I had no need to be concerned. There was still plenty of cold air an...  more »
  • This was a trip with friends. I had visited this location before. This was the first time with young kids. It was fascinating to watch them become engaged with the interactive displays on wind and wea...  more »