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National Weather Center

Address: 120 David L Boren Blvd, Norman, OK
Phone Number: (405) 325-3095
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Norman
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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!

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Dallas, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Waco, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

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Dallas, TX
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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norman
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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
61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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