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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  • Plenty to see and read about the history, meteorology and geography of Mount Washington. The radio broadcast of the measurement of the record windspeed was particularly evocative (we have to trust tha...  more »
  • This Center is in North Conway not on top of Mount Washington as most reviews state. great rainy day activity and super for kids.  more »
  • Different experience every time I go up. Typically I'm on the back of a motorcycle. The views are amazing. But the drive is not for the faint of heart. Make sure you stop in at Glen Trails across the ...  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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