Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, North Conway

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Science Museum Educational Site
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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  • Took the train to the top. Beautiful views, interesting history and great pictures created a fun day for us.  more »
  • Being a huge weather geek myself I had to see the weather station while on the summit. It was a personal tour for my mother and I and we loved it. The meteorologist who gave us the tour was very frien...  more »
  • We weren't interested in driving up to the top of Mt. Washington itself. The manager at the Inn we were staying at suggested this as an alternative to get an idea what it's like up there. It's more th...  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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