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National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR

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Build in 1961 and has been working on research ever since!

Fabulous spot to visit, It sits high up in the southern Flatiron foothills. Beautiful views just... read more

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HeatherColoradogirl
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Erie, Colorado
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Grab a picnic and hop on your bike! The road is wide and the cars are careful. So much more... read more

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HilleryB21
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Boulder, Colorado
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Explore hands-on exhibits about weather, climate, the Sun, the atmosphere, and art-science connections in this famous I.M. Pei-designed building. Other options: a wheelchair-accessible outdoor weather trail, guided tours for the public at noon on...more
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1850 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305-5602
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Reviewed yesterday

Fabulous spot to visit, It sits high up in the southern Flatiron foothills. Beautiful views just from the parking lot. The center has interactive weather-related objects inside to play or look/read about. Restrooms are available during the week, I'm not sure about weekends? The area...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

not much to see in there but the views are amazing. There are hiking trails as well. There were several families with young children and they enjoyed sticking their hands in the "clouds"

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Grab a picnic and hop on your bike! The road is wide and the cars are careful. So much more wildlife is spotted on two wheels. The tour is interesting and architecture so very strange. Your breath will be taken away and return as you...More

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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Besides amazing views and great trails this beautiful museum offers a ton of information about weather and climate. Try to arrange your visit so you arrive in time for the noon tour. You watch a short movie and then tour the museum with a science...More

Thank Mary Jo K
NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed the free tour! For anyone else wanting to take a tour, tours are offered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The NCAR was my back up for a rainy last day in Colorado. I entered the center not expecting much enjoyment but I was dead wrong. First, the view of the Front Range and all of Boulder is immaculate. The center is a combination of...More

Thank Gmoney221
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An aquaintance works there and suggested we stop by. So glad we did. Serene and peaceful. Good bike destination,

Thank uesnna
NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From NCAR you can see Boulder from above. It has displays showing anything about climate, weather and anything related to it. For example, how tornado built. You can also hike the mountain from here.

Thank Crist H
NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed July 7, 2018

This place is amazing! It's interesting, educational, and just plain fun. There are interactive displays, excellent videos, and qualified personnel giving tours.

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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Great views from the parking area. Crawling with Mule Deer. Quick excursion with a good trail along the way if you’re so inclined

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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed June 8, 2018

Great place to visit and the free guided tour is a must, staff are very informative and the hills behind and the walks are spectacular.

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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the tour.

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Kathleen K
June 30, 2015|
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Response from Lili E F | Property representative |
Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your interest in visiting NCAR. Our public tours are MWF at noon. You can find out more about visiting NCAR by calling 303.497.1000. Sorry we can't include URLs in these messages but there is a... More
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