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Address: Kirk Rd. and Pine St., Batavia, IL
Phone Number: +1 630-840-5588
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A visit to Fermilab includes a tour of several physics labs, highlighted by...

A visit to Fermilab includes a tour of several physics labs, highlighted by the world's highest energy particle accelerator.

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Love this place! Hidden national treasure

It is a national treasure and it is free to visit it. No parking fees and great views from the 10 floor were some educational additional displays are place for visitors. And... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a national treasure and it is free to visit it. No parking fees and great views from the 10 floor were some educational additional displays are place for visitors. And don't forget to see buffaloes .

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Fermi has programs for all ages on their science led by highly qualified and enthusiastic staff. While visiting though, there's buffalo on the property, biking, and hiking!

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Chicago area
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

there are a number of possible activities...view the buffalo herd, great in the spring when there are new babies. Walk thru the tall grass prairie- it changes from week to week so you can keep repeating the visit and see something different each time. Take a self guided tour of Wilson Hall. Or look up on the website for scheduled... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

So...my 13-year-old son want to be either a physicist or a mathematician and soaks up knowledge like a sponge. He didn't get it from me. I always knew it was there and after some digging I learned the hot ticket (it's free, but the full up) is the monthly Ask-a-Physicist Tour. There are other tours on Wednesdays. The three-hour program... More 

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Northern Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

"Home on the range." What does this have to do with splitting atoms and some of the most brilliant minds in the world? Actually, everything. Fermilab is not only home to a geniously-clad scientific laboratory, but also acres and acres of historical farm land where the buffalo roam. Love nature? This is your place. Once you move through the gates... More 

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Eyota, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

Fermi lab is pretty darn cool. Particle colliders, dark matter, neutrino detectors - they have it all. Nobel level research and they love to share. It's all open to the public - no military secrets or anything like that. Lederman Center has lot's of experiments for kids too.

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Lemont, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

I found the park interesting, if you are into that type of thing. We went to see the buffalo but, they were nowhere to be found

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Adams, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend a visit to Fermilab. Full disclosure, I am biased because I periodically work there. However, I have taken many friends and relatives, and they all seem to be very surprised at how interesting this place is. If possible, take a public tour. It is free, but you should sign up in advance to make sure you... More 

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North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

Visit the Laboratory that was once the most powerful Atom Smasher in the World. High Energy Physics still the priority here. The Visitor Center on the 15th floor offers a birds eye view of this facility.

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Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

It was exciting to walk around a place where cutting edge science is performed daily. The exhibits were clear and very interesting. It is more interesting to "science geeks" but my wife also said she learned some new things. The grounds are spacious with a lot of hiking/biking paths.

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