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. Before you head to North Conway, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly North Conway road trip planner, to make sure you see all that North Conway has to offer, including Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center.
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  • After a trip up Mount Washington on the Cog railway, I felt rather groggy, good job there was some good strong coffee waiting.  more »
  • 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 be...  more »
  • 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 ever...  more »

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North Conway can get quite busy, especially in summer and the peak foliage period during early fall, so you'll want to choose a place to stay that allows you to head into the surrounding area without driving through town. If you plan to visit attractions to the north, like the White Mountains, stay on the north side of town. For easier access to attractions like the Kancamagus Highway, stay on the south side. Whichever part of town you choose, you'll find a healthy selection of inns and bed and breakfasts in historical houses as well as locally owned hotels, full-service resorts, and vacation rentals.
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