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National Weather Center

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Address: 120 David L Boren Blvd, Norman, OK
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Randy G
Olathe, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

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Norman, OK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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 

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Davison
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 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!

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Thank Dwrlee
Connecticut
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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 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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