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National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green Bank

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4.6/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
National Radio Astronomy Observatory is located in Green Bank. Work out when and for how long to visit National Radio Astronomy Observatory and other Green Bank attractions using our handy Green Bank trip itinerary builder.
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  • We weren't sure what to expect when we got here. We took the tour which started with a video. After, the guide answered questions. He was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The bus tour to the telescopes...  read more »
  • Visited on a rainy day - would have been better without the rain & fog Tour director was very knowledgeable; however, appeared to be rushed speaking Enjoyed the bus ride to see the telescopes, but wou...  read more »
  • Green Bank is not only absolutely beautiful, it is also a place of scientific merit. The radio telescopes are world renowned. 
  • gotta find the little green men! awesome resource. protip: cell phones and transmitters are illegal here, so you won't get cell phone service.
  • My family was coming back from New River Gorge and we saw a sign for NRAO. The site itself is really interesting and the exhibits are enjoyable. There are very few hotels nearby, so I wouldn't recommend a special trip. This is a great roadside stop.
  • Electronics are not illegal here. All wireless devices including Bluetooth just won't work. There's a large radio telescope in this town that rules the airwaves. Just consider it a very large Jamming device which we need in certain areas of this country to get more people out and live life without being tied to a battery with a screen!
  • Very cool and interesting place to visit. Telescope is definitely the best part
  • Lots to do and see. Great for families. Impressive.
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