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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Kirk Rd. and Pine St., Batavia, IL
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Captures the Imagination

The presentation and explanation of what goes on in this place is superb, so much so that this old... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Paul T
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Fun visit!

My two sons who are in high school are considering a career in physics. Both really enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
ThePilotsWife07
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San Antonio, Texas
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A visit to Fermilab includes a tour of several physics labs, highlighted by the world's highest energy particle accelerator.
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Kirk Rd. and Pine St., Batavia, IL
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

The presentation and explanation of what goes on in this place is superb, so much so that this old English major could understand a goodly share of the science of it all.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

My two sons who are in high school are considering a career in physics. Both really enjoyed the tour. Beautiful campus. Lots of info.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The nature conservatory and Buffalo pasture is great to see! If you bike, there are great trails. Fall is a great time to visit

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

An absolutely must see experience. Unlike other countries anyone can enter and look around the property. Many displays showing the type of research being done here.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy an educational tour stop in. We were in the area on business and before we left for home we decided to stop and do the self guided tour. Granted you can only visit the 1st and 15th floor and it was just...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Fermi Lab is a place to learn about interesting work done by the Department of Energy. Most of the tour was above my level (2 semesters of college physics) but I am glad to have had the experience. I do not recommend taking young children...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I have been riding in Fermilab for many years. The advantages are that there are very few cars, except around 8am and 5pm. The roads are good and it is nice scenery. The disadvantages are it always seems to be windy and it is only...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Wonderful place to ride bikes, hike on paths, take photos of wildlife. Very natural settings. Miles of trails.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fascinating science, amazing wildlife, lectures and concerts for the whole family!! Learn the science of bombarding atoms and how it effects our lives, especially in healthcare. See buffalo (sometimes babies) and other wildlife in the prairie, hear fun lectures from top scientists about common and...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

great lectures, great place to visit with the kids and see the buffalo. it's historic and you learn soooo much. definitely a must do.

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tettemer
4 May 2017|
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Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
To further clarify what Anna G said, when driving onto the site you just need to show your driver's license at the gate. If you bike or walk onto the site, there is no check in.
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Gary L
22 April 2017|
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Response from Troy G | Reviewed this property |
Not on site. However, the Fairfield Suites in Geneva may be a good option for your needs. You may also look in Aurora or Batavia.
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