Extreme Mt Washington

White Mountains

Housed atop Mt Washington in the Sherman Adams Summit Building, this museum gives visitors a hands-on look at Mt Washington's claim as 'home of the world's worst weather.' Exhibits show how Mt Washington Observatory scientists track climate conditions year-round despite hurricane-force winds and Arctic temperatures. Other exhibits let visitors pilot a simulated snowcat and learn how rime ice is formed. Adjacent to the museum is a concession area selling souvenirs and refreshments.

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