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National Weather Center

120 David L Boren Blvd, Norman, OK
(405) 325-3095
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Norman
Type: Educational Sites
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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The National Weather Center building is architecturally beautiful and high tech. Our tour guide, a doctoral student in meteorology, was knowledgeable, friendly, and a good communicator. We saw a truck-mounted Doppler radar, the weather observation deck, and the forecasting center. If you're interested in the study and prediction of weather, the tour is a treat. My one unfulfilled wish would... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was interesting but I was a little disappointed in one thing. Our grandson is a "weather nut" and our tour was for him. The tour was mainly for prospective students and the focus seemed to be on college life. Not too interesting for a 10 year old.

16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Multiple image screen, globe. Radar arrays, weather trucks. Really a weather geek paradise! After all, it IS the NWS!

Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Be here to check out all the activities related to weather tracking. If you are lucky you can spot some of the tornado tracking cars around.

Waco, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Make your way to the top observation level for a view of the countryside. There is not much in the way of "education" there - no exhibits, etc.

Dallas, TX
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

Southport, North Carolina, United States
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24 attraction reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 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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