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NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory

325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305-3337
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Ranked #20 of 59 attractions in Boulder
Type: Educational Sites
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Boulder, Colorado
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Iconic spot on a mesa in Boulder. Has great tours of facility and a must see for those interested in Science

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Grand Cayman
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268 reviews 268 reviews
82 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

There is nothing quite like seeing the real thing. I had no idea how much information is collected or just how its measured. it makes you so aware of what's happening when you get it from the source and not just read about it or hear it on the news summary. Not just eye- opening its mind-opening to see just... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is one of those places you visit where you marvel at all the unique careers and specialized knowledge that people have. Much of what you see are people looking at computer screen but then the guides tell you what they are doing, how and why. While waiting, we heard a short presentation by a young man who explained about... More

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Denver, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

There were parts of the tour that were interesting. The room with the large view of Earth was ok. They also go into great detail regarding the tests they've done to show that the climate is getting warmer & warmer. I'm not sure this would be a good tour for young children, but I think middle school & up would... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Everyone was very helpful. The security guard at the visitors' entrance was very friendly. As we had to wait for some in our party, we were a couple of minutes late to the tour, but we were not made to feel uncomfortable. However, you should arrive about 10-15 minutes before your tour time to give you a chance to check... More

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Wow, this place was pretty cool and makes your vacation feel intellectual. Learning how these scientists work is fascinating and the guides explain well so everyone, even children, can understand. The security to get in was understandably a bit intense.

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Hygiene, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The view was amazing, the staff very knowledgeable, and just an all around spectacular place to walk around.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is a working science facility that does tours on the side and not a purpose built 'attraction'. Our tour guide was Heather, a tsunami scientist. She was friendly, informal and very good at explaining things in layman's terms. We'd seen the space weather centre which is part of the tour on Horizon and were curious to find out more... More

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Loveland, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Kept the kids (all 5 of them) engrossed so I could enjoy it also. Hard to find activities to please them all andme too.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Be sure to arrive early. The information we read online did not prepare us for our arrival at the tour. We arrived 15 minutes before the scheduled tour. You go into the visitor center where you receive a photo id/badge and go through a metal detector, and personal items pass through a scanner similar to airport security. Then you drive... More

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