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National Weather Center

120 David L Boren Blvd, Norman, OK
(405) 325-3095
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Norman
Type: Educational Sites
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Dallas, TX
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The National Weather Center has several excellent entities located in the complex along with some of the brightest scientific minds. The National Weather Service office in Norman, the Storm Prediction Center, and the Oklahoma Mesonet are a few of several different agencies. Students of the University of Oklahoma also take classes here. Tours are regularly offered for the general public... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

my friends work there, so I went there for a visit with my husband. Really a cool place and we take a lot of photo there. I hope they can help us to predict the tornado and avoid the lose of life and home

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The hour to hour and a half tour provides excellent insight to the amazing cooperation of governmental, academic and private enterprise companies that have come together at one location to provide the US with as advanced weather prediction as possible. They explain not only their mission but also how being in close proximity with all of the different elements provides... More

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Southport, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

What an impressive place! Go to http://www.nwc.ou.edu/ to plan you trip. It is worth the time to take the tour if you can. Very impressive weather research and prediction center! As said in another review, they require advance reservations and are offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 pm. The ground floor is open at other times and is quite... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

A relatively new center. Good location easy access to and from Interstate 35. Very close to the OU campus, hotels, and restaurants.

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Norman, Oklahoma
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is an awesome facility that most people do not know that you can tour. Public tours are most Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at 1pm. They do require a reservation. The tour lasts ~1 hour and you virtually get to see all the "behind the scenes" things. You know we've all heard the "beep beep beep" warnings that come across... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Went to the National Weather Center the same afternoon as the Sam Noble Museum as they are very close. Highly recommend it.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great learning experience for the whole family and guests. There are many references to the "Twister" movie such as, The Flying Cow Cafe, a model of "Dorothy" from the movie. The observation deck is great. Highly recommended.

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Very informative tour. Great knowledgeable tour guide. Definitely worth visiting when visiting Norman.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is a great tour for anyone, except young children. There is some walking, there are elevators and you have to listen and be able to hear. We had 2 (crying at times, running around at others) toddlers in our tour group and it was very distracting, You have to call ahead and make reservations. They have a website with... More

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