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National Earthquake Information Center

1711 Illinois St, Colorado School of Mines Campus, Golden, CO
303 273 8500
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Ranked #27 of 28 Attractions in Golden
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- Apr 18, 2014
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My wife and I stopped by here after seeing the mining school's museum. Unpleasantly surprised to find I needed an appointment to get in and see anything. Or be part of a tour group. Bottom line: you cannot show up impromptu and get in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

The National Earthquake Information Center is located on the Colorado School of Mines campus. It is a great place from adults and for geoscience-inclined students to visit. The staff explains how eartquakes occur and you can seen the monitors from throughout the world. Only drawback is parking is limited when Mines classes are in-session.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012 via mobile

My college age son and I enjoyed our visit to the earthquake center. There isn't much to see but the one hour discussion of the center and earthquakes was very interesting. The staffer who led the discussion was interesting. Reservations are required but it is free. Most suitable for adults with an interest in science. Ask to be in a... More

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Washington, D.C.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2006

This should have been a great stop for me and my two teenagers, and we went out of our way to see it. However, our "tour" was standing for an hour in a single room (surrounded by computer monitors full of EKG-type line graphing) being lectured by a pleasant but boring former staffer. You would imagine that there would be... More

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Colorado Springs, CO
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2005

We were very, very disappointed in the National Earthquake Center. Even though lots of interesting information in available - they do not allow families to go with children in grades below the 6th grade. This limits a great number of people who have an interest in knowlege and science from going and learning about earthquakes occuring around the world.

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