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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Kirk Rd. and Pine St., Batavia, IL
630/840-5588
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Batavia
Type: Tours
Description: A visit to Fermilab includes a tour of several physics labs, highlighted by the world's highest energy particle accelerator.
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Rockford, Illinois
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117 reviews 117 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stopped here because my husband is a psychics and science guy. I was expecting a bit more info/things for guests to do in the building. There is not much offered for visitors to do. they have ponds for fishing and a herd of buffalo but the farm is off the road and you cant really see them. This would... More

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Batavia, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you have a scientific bent and don't know much about particle physics, head over to Fermi Lab. Tour the facility and learn about the world renowned work that is done there. In addition, check out the pendulum on the main floor. It is amazing! In good weather, there is fishing, nature walks through the prairie restoration, and buffalo to... More

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Batavia, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Make sure you take a drive to see the buffalo on the Fermi Lab property. Visit the Wilson Hall for the history.

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West suburbs Illinois
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25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Visitors center to learn about the physics research being conducted here; bison farm - get up close to these amazing beasts; lots of hiking and biking trails and backroads to explore; you can fish here too -- they do have a cafeteria with limited hours but otherwise bring a picnic or go off site for food

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Batavia, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a wold class laboratory and one of a kind in many ways. The open to the public and welcome to all is something you don't see much anymore. It is not only educational - its trully an enjoyable experience. A visit to Fermi laboratory can change a child - start them done the rode to a love of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Great for biking and hiking. The research facilities look like something out of a 60's sci-fi movie. Make sue to visit Wilson Hall for a good overview of the history of the Fermi Lab and current research projects.

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Oswego, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Amazing place to take kids and adults interested in learning about cutting edge science. Visit their website for special programs/ events/lectures/ films. Or, just drive around on the grounds -- believe it or not, there's a heard of buffalo on the property! Architecture of buildings feels like you are in a time warp. So cool!

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

A surprising find. A wonderful experience for both children and adults. Always a good idea to see a Tom Skilling presentation if you can.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Unspoiled prairie. Herds of bison. Amazing science museum. No lines or crowds. Beautiful architecture. Real physicists. Science up-close. Great cafeteria food!

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Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The facility offers special educational programs for younger children that are really GREAT. Please visit their site and sign up to be on their mailing list. The education center is not as extensive as the one at Oak Ridge TN. but it is full of info. The special lectures and ask a scientist dates are fantastic. GO FIND OUT.

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