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National Radio Astronomy Observatory

RR 28/92, Green Bank, WV 24944
(304) 456-2011
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Cocoa, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
41 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Stop in here and see how we are looking for E. T. way out there. Great interactive hands on center. Guided tour. Smack bar, but no wifi and you will learn why.

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Raleigh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

All visitors here will surely be amazed at the sheer size of the largest radio dish they have, as well as the number of different radio dishes that are present. There is an informative presentation in the auditorium, and there is a narrated bus tour that takes you right up to the large dish. (I envy anyone who happens to... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were in western Virginia for the state HOG rally. A short ride on the motorcycle and we were able to see this wonderful area. Awesome, The size is unbelievable.

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Charlotte
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Went here twice-once with age 10-14 children, then returned now they are adults. We had had a great time both trips. Plan on going for the public tour and lecture. The tour is done hourly during high season, 3 times a day during low season. Tour fees: Adults, $6; Seniors, $5; Children 7-12, $3.50; Children 6 and under, free You... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

While visiting friends in nearby Monterrey Virginia they explained why they have no cell service. The quiet zone around the Green Bank Observatory. They offered to take us over a see the big dish. The visitor center has a great educational area with hands on experiments and visual displays. The bus tour starts with a film and a science lesson,... More

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Greenport, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A place for the whole family or just your self to see science in action discovering the mysteries of outer space. Take the tour to get a close up look at large radio telescopes or just hang out in the museum area. There are sometimes workshops for children (better check before arriving). Educational opportunities for all levels in science and... More

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Pulaski
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89 reviews 89 reviews
61 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was a very interesting stop for us. The tour was great with lots of interesting information. It is very reasonably priced. The area around it is very pretty, too.

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Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a wonderful, interesting, place for all ages! Hidden away in Green Bank, WV, the ride there is a beautiful, scenic, one. The museum and displays are very interesting as is the movie and tour presentation (only $6!). The tour bus ride out to the BIG dish is equally interesting and beautiful. A great scientific resource that is fascinating even... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were visiting Lewisburg and the surrounding state parks for our VIPP route, and we decided to visit the GBT since it is very close to Cass Railroad. As a West Virginia native, I grew up reading and seeing pictures of the GBT in our state history books. Needless to say, it was an incredible sight to see in person!... More

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Derry, New Hampshire
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Nestled in the middle of nowhere West Virginia, the Green Bank radio telescope is a place everyone has to visit and be astounded by. Went here on an acting tour through the South, and highly recommend visiting the NRAO. I'm an amateur astronomer myself, but the people who run this are incredible, fighting for knowledge, science, and our future! The... More

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