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Address: 120 David L Boren Blvd, Norman, OK
Phone Number: (405) 325-3095
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Wow! Amazing facility!

Folks, if you're in the Norman, OK, area, find some time and take the tour of the National Weather Center! Very informative, educational, and, thanks to Gary England... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Folks, if you're in the Norman, OK, area, find some time and take the tour of the National Weather Center! Very informative, educational, and, thanks to Gary England, entertaining! Well worth the time.

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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The National Weather Center is a great place to see. Take a tour of the facility and learn how the weather is forecasted. See the meteorologist at work viewing the nation LIVE. Learn how the weather is predicted and which organization forecast weather in different regions. How does the weather affect our climate and daily activities? See the students work... More 

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ahwatukee, arizona
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189 reviews 189 reviews
44 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited the Weather Center in the midst of tornado season. Very interesting. Not just for the 'weather wonk' as the building construction itself was interesting. Seeing the storm prediction center and the storm tracker vehicles was cool. I learned how the weather radar works. Our guide was a recent graduate of OU's meteorology department and was spot on with details.... More 

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Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Another mom and I took our teenage sons on a visit to the National Weather Center because my son thought he wanted to be a meteorologist as an adult. I thought this would be a good tour to show him what a meteorologist does. We were very appreciative that the tour was offered, but honestly found it a bit boring.... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I've been wanting to take the tour of the NWC for so long and finally had the chance to come to Norman. We had a wonderful tour guide. Her name was Nicole and she is a grad student at OU in Music (opera) but has a passion for weather so she also studied Meteorology. She knows her stuff! The tour... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were really looking forward to our tour of the National Weather Center during our vacation and we were not disappointed! Our tour guide was great giving us all the details about the building and the organizations that reside in it. Since it is located on the OU campus, there were also several fun stories related to the meteorology students.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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Jackie77
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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.

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MELROSE PARK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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!

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Dallas, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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.

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