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National Weather Center

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Address: 120 David L Boren Blvd, Norman, OK 73072-7268
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+1 405-325-3095

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Great Tour, Learned a lot

We had company from out of town. My wife called and setup the tour. I wasn't expecting much. Wow was I wrong. The tour was very interesting and very well done. I had no idea how... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Doug S
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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a tour of the NWC lead by a sophomore student. Content was fine if you were interested in the building and VERY light weather education. The tour leader apparently lacked the background, experience, and history to even attempt a cogent answer to a question like "how is data combined from radar, ground weather stations, satellite, etc., to generate images... More 

Thank h0th0pper
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75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We had company from out of town. My wife called and setup the tour. I wasn't expecting much. Wow was I wrong. The tour was very interesting and very well done. I had no idea how much they do there. If you haven't been through yet get a tour scheduled

Thank Doug S
Waco, Texas
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89 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

First of all, my family and I are kinda big weather nerds. My wife is a science teacher, I am a pilot and flight instructor, and my son wants to go to OU to study meteorology. The NWC Tour: The tour was great. It was really informative for my son and it was great for me to see where a... More 

Thank AviationJunkie
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616 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

For weather buffs this is a pure must see. so much history and your at the epicenter of tornado activity....

Thank GARY C
Pleasantville, New York
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178 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is the best thing to do in the Oklahoma City vicinity. They only have three tours a week and only for 12 people at a time. You must reserve weeks in advance. It is worth it. A fabulous inside tour by a meteorologist of America's only National Weather Center -- where all extreme weather warnings come from. Don't miss... More 

3 Thank richardjwaksman
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's hard for me to objectively rate the National Weather Center like a tourist, since I'm a meteorologist and have worked there in the past. The public seems to have a fascination with the work meteorologists do, so this building has become somewhat of a Norman attraction. Anyone who appreciates the public service provided by the National Weather Service will... More 

Thank Randy G
Olathe, United States
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97 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stopped in on a whim and got to walk around the first floor which was very interesting. They do offer tours if you plan ahead, but we were just passing thru and decided to stop

1 Thank Tina O
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Only weather station in U.S. with Doppler Radar! Always new weather service !Offers Tours, & Events.

Thank Teresa S
Lubbock, Texas
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This tour is worth an hour or so of your time! Very informative and interesting. It's free but must be reserved. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The tour highlights include the vehicle bay, observation deck, and the offices located on the second floor. It was really cool to see all the different weather radars and models being used... More 

1 Thank TraAlexaaa
Norman, OK
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88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great two hours at the National Weather Center on a recent visit. The tour starts in a room where you can look up your home, street or school on a large screen. That was fun to do. We got to see the meteorologists at work on the tour. We got to see how the weather is forecasted.... More 

1 Thank fairwayBarbie

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