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Address: 120 David L Boren Blvd, Norman, OK
Phone Number: (405) 325-3095
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Where your forecast originates.

We liked the lobby displays best, but the equipment for weather forecasting is very interesting as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Louis F
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Lincoln
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Lincoln
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We liked the lobby displays best, but the equipment for weather forecasting is very interesting as well.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Okay, I'm biased. I work here. Still, if you're interested in weather, and how the various state state and Federal agencies work together to provide weather services in the United States, this is a great place to see how it's done. The building houses the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center, the NWS Forecast Office for much of Oklahoma and... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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483 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Awesome National Weather Center should be the number 1 attraction in Oklahoma. I first visited four years ago and the tour was fabulous. At this time, visitors to Norman should visit to see the Galileo Exhibit (The University of Oklahoma has the largest collection of original Galileo works). This exhibit is a once in a lifetime experience. With interactive tours,... More 

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Lorain, Ohio
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Being able to see where the weather alerts come from and learn a little more about how the weather stations operate was great! Took the free tour and would recommend it to anyone.

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Ellisville, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We stopped in Norman specifically to see the National Weather Center. Our tour guide, Caitlyn, wax a meteorology sophomore at OU and obviously enjoyed her job. She was very informative and I came away knowing more about weather and the NWC than I knew before.

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Thank TwinMom1995
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We took a tour of the National Weather Center and it answered many of our questions about the whys and hows of weather. We learned that many of our preconceived notions were not quite right!

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

So lucky our conference included a tour of this center! Amazing collection of history and demonstration of instruments with solid explanation of how it all plays out to produce weather advisories.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A great one-hour tour, but be sure to book well in advance. It's easy, free and informative. Weather is big business in Oklahoma and around the world.

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We were unable to get your reservations so we were limited to the first floor. There are some interesting artifacts and the facility is really beautiful. Have to go back if we're ever in Norman again.

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Thank Desertbluff
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

I have always enjoyed weather...especially tornadoes. My husband signed our family up for a tour. It was really intersting learning about all the jobs meterologist do. Who knew they had Physics Meterologist. You are able to take your kids,but it is just a lot of talking and maybe hard for some kids go through.

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