Deer roam freely on the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD. - Photo by Russ Johnson
Fall colors at NIST create a beautiful setting for a lunchtime walk. - Photo by Brian Renegar
Many living creatures, such as this turtle, live on the NIST campus. - Photo by Jeff Suhanick
The NIST Boulder campus sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains. - Copyright Geoffrey Wheeler
NIST headquarters is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on a 578-acre campus 25 miles from Washington, D.C., just off Interstate 270. The campus features mature trees and ponds as well as many white-tailed deer and Canada geese. Walking paths and picnic areas provide easy and pleasant access for outdoor repasts, biking, walking, and jogging.NIST is also located in Boulder, Colorado, approximately 30 miles northwest of Denver at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Situated near the Flatirons formations, the site features hiking, biking, trails, and a variety of wildlife.