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Address: 120 David L Boren Blvd, Norman, OK 73072-7268
Phone Number: (405) 325-3095

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Sunny with a chance of knowledge

The free tour was very interesting and I learned a lot . Our tour guide, Pat, is a meteorologist who graduated from OU and was very passionate and knowledgeable about the center... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 8, 2016
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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80 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We were expecting to learn about how they forecast weather, but only about 30 minutes of over 2 hours was even close to that. The rest of the tour was about anything but weather; OU football, the stadium expansion, buildings around the National Weather Center, etc, etc. Maybe it was the guide we got. Blake just graduated in May and... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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107 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

The free tour was very interesting and I learned a lot . Our tour guide, Pat, is a meteorologist who graduated from OU and was very passionate and knowledgeable about the center and weather. Our tour included all ages and everyone seemed engaged. I was expecting interactive components. This tour would be great for scout groups and anyone interested in... More 

1 Thank FoodFunSun2016
Fayetteville, Georgia
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105 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Good tour that lasts about an hour. A great look around all the different sections. Our tour guide was fun and really knew his stuff. Would of been better if there were some bad weather somewhere but it was a hot beautiful day in oklahoma .

1 Thank Penny F
Oklahoma, United States
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is a great stop for a quick "look around." Tours can be arranged. The lobby is filled with interesting exhibits. And of course, the occupants do some fantastic work to keep all of safe!

1 Thank Edward B
Bothell, Washington
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85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

I was so excited for this tour as I love the weather and maybe expectations were too high or unrealistic. Still, both my husband and I felt they could have done more to make it entertaining. Lots of talk about the building itself and who it's neighbors were and the various local Universities. We would have liked to have heard... More 

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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Trying to find free and educational things to do for the summer. This was great. Learned things that I had never known. Alot of talking so my younger kids were bored. Our tour guide tried for the younger ones. That was sweet. Remember you have to call ahead and schedule a tour!

Thank Kimberly Y
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We visited during an open house for the public during which tours were offered. Yes, there are windows and certainly forecasts can be made locally by looking through them or going outside and wetting a finger to test the wind. This National station watches our local theater and transmits observations through a complex world wide system of sensors giving input... More 

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Hamilton, Alabama
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Student guided tour was very informative about Meteorology and weather. Building was uniquely designed and housed a Federal floor also. Able to watch tornado warnings being issued in live action.

Thank ltthdan
Kansas City
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

Our tour was okay but could have been much better. The guide was very young and was more eager to share his life story and aspirations than information about the site. The tour started with our guide playing with the new "cloud" that was recently acquired by the center. He spent several minutes showing us the different color schemes available;... More 

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Blanchard, Oklahoma
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65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

Such a cool place to learn about weather technology. Our tour guides were awesome. I wish I could have spent more than two hours there. So much more to see and learn!

1 Thank Mandy K

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