Getting Here

Some people think getting here is half the fun! We guarantee a scenic ride.

Green Bank Observatory is located in Pocahontas County, West Virginia in the heart of the National Radio Quiet Zone. There is no cell service here! We highly recommend downloading a map to your phone, printing your directions to bring with you, and/or having an atlas or paper map.

Please note:

Electric Vehicle charging stations (Level 1) are available! Passes are $3/day. Please enquire in the Galaxy Gift Shop at the Science Center. See our Hours and Admissions page for Science Center hours.

Things to Do, Places to Stay

We are surrounded by the Monongahela National Forest. There is much to explore in our region! Find places to stay, eat, and more with the Pocahontas County Visitors Bureau.


The Observatory address is 155 Observatory Rd, Green Bank, WV 24944. (Please note our USPS mailing address is PO Box 2, Green Bank, WV 24944)

Find us on:


If you are coming from:

The North, take  I-79 S to RT 33 East to RT 92 S

The South, take I-77 N to I-64 E to RT 92 N

The East, take

The West, take:

map to the GBO

Local airports

From Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

From Charlottesville/Albemarle Airport (CHO)

From Washington Dulles (IAD)