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National Weather Center

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Address: 120 David L Boren Blvd, Norman, OK
Phone Number: +1 405-325-3095

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Excellent tour

Five of us really enjoyed our tour. As often, the tour guide makes the difference and our guide, Charles, a graduate student, did a great job of providing info, making it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Raleigh, NC
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Raleigh, NC
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264 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us really enjoyed our tour. As often, the tour guide makes the difference and our guide, Charles, a graduate student, did a great job of providing info, making it interesting and answering questions.There is not a lot to see, mainly people sitting behind monitors but the explanation of what they are doing, history and other info was most... More 

Thank RaleighNCtravel
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53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was very informative and all staff was friendly and seemed happy to have us in the building.

Thank Chetthejet30
Rockwall, Texas
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the National Weather Center's Open House/Festival. The tour was so informative and the parking lot was filled with storm chasing vehicles, helicopters and response teams. A weather balloon was launched every hour. Lots of fun!

Thank Dwrlee
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99 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We (two adults, one teenager) enjoyed this free tour of the National Weather Center. The 1st floor had some interesting exhibits about the history of the study of the atmosphere and weather. The 2nd - 5th floor held the Forecast Operations, Computing, and Research. The top floor was the Weather Observation Deck. If you want to see anything other than... More 

Thank backnforth2nfro
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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80 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We were expecting to learn about how they forecast weather, but only about 30 minutes of over 2 hours was even close to that. The rest of the tour was about anything but weather; OU football, the stadium expansion, buildings around the National Weather Center, etc, etc. Maybe it was the guide we got. Blake just graduated in May and... More 

Thank OKhokie
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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108 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The free tour was very interesting and I learned a lot . Our tour guide, Pat, is a meteorologist who graduated from OU and was very passionate and knowledgeable about the center and weather. Our tour included all ages and everyone seemed engaged. I was expecting interactive components. This tour would be great for scout groups and anyone interested in... More 

2 Thank FoodFunSun2016
Fayetteville, Georgia
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134 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Good tour that lasts about an hour. A great look around all the different sections. Our tour guide was fun and really knew his stuff. Would of been better if there were some bad weather somewhere but it was a hot beautiful day in oklahoma .

1 Thank Penny F
Oklahoma, United States
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a great stop for a quick "look around." Tours can be arranged. The lobby is filled with interesting exhibits. And of course, the occupants do some fantastic work to keep all of safe!

1 Thank Edward B
Bothell, Washington
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85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I was so excited for this tour as I love the weather and maybe expectations were too high or unrealistic. Still, both my husband and I felt they could have done more to make it entertaining. Lots of talk about the building itself and who it's neighbors were and the various local Universities. We would have liked to have heard... More 

1 Thank cathyinbothell
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Trying to find free and educational things to do for the summer. This was great. Learned things that I had never known. Alot of talking so my younger kids were bored. Our tour guide tried for the younger ones. That was sweet. Remember you have to call ahead and schedule a tour!

Thank Kimberly Y

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