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NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory

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Address: 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305-3337
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I have lived here for 43 years and had never done this tour untill this past September. It is so interesting, well laid out and thoughtfully presented. You will meet a lot of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Lafayette, Colorado
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Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have lived here for 43 years and had never done this tour untill this past September. It is so interesting, well laid out and thoughtfully presented. You will meet a lot of people from arounf the state and around the counrty.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a beautiful place to learn about our weather and the planets. Many hands on experiences....I wish we had more time but great to see even if you do not.. I beleive it is open 7 days a week. We were there on a Sunday, the only thing not open was the book store....they have beautiful views of the surrounding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

NIST/NOAA is a wonderful place to visit. Less known, is their involvement of having the field directly south and next to the facility declared Sacred Native American land. In 1992, Mr. William Spain discovered a medicine wheel there. NIST?NOAA brught the Medicine Wheel Coalition, headed at that time by Francis Brown, to examine the site, and of the dozens of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This was perhaps the best educational tour I've ever attended! It's one thing to know the kind of research the agency does; it's another to actually see all the practical applications that benefit our everyday safety and well-being. Both the (brief) lectures and the Sphere of Science presentation combined for many moments where attendants would say, "that is SO cool!!"... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This was an interesting tour as we learned that NOAA concentrates on space weather more than atmospheric weather. That being said, NOAA only offers one tour a week. Since this is a government site, you will have to go through a personal as well as vehicle search to gain admittance. Get there about 30-45 minutes early.

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UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Great place to take yourself and the kids for a real science immersion. It's a super place to visit and very close to Boulder centre

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Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I enjoyed my trip here. I learned a lot of new information. Loved the atomic clock. My children loved the science projects they saw.

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Thank F8508JJkaren
France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

The process to get into NOAA is a bit lengthy. This isn't an easy tour to just walk onto. You have to sign up in advance. We were really lucky to get Sarah V. as our tour guide. She is incredible. Very engaging, very knowledgable, very passionate. It was the most fun two hours I've had on a tour in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

See the Science on a Sphere exhibit, solar observations room, ice cores with trace gas information, and the regional national weather service forecast center.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Our December 8th tour was disappointing. Most of the tour stops are not highly visual (people working at weather and solar monitoring centers, an ice core), so it is important to have a skilled guide. The woman who led our tour was poorly prepared and disorganized, apparently unmotivated and did not demonstrate knowledge. One of the worst tour guides I've... More 

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