NIST: University Feel, Beautiful Locations!

Deer on the NIST Gaithersburg campus

Deer roam freely on the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD. - Photo by Russ Johnson

Fall Colors at NIST

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

Boulder Campus

The NIST Boulder campus sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains. - Copyright Geoffrey Wheeler

NIST: University Feel, Beautiful Locations!

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. Click here for information about Living in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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. Click here for information on Living in Boulder, Colorado.

Created September 12, 2011, Updated September 21, 2016