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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

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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 5 days ago via mobile

I always bring here friends who are out of the area and know nothing about existence if this laboratory and surrendering grounds. It is open for visitors 7 days a week. You don’t pay to visit it. There is a great view from the 15th...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am continually blown away by what scientists are doing and have discovered at Fermilab. It’s a fabulous place to visit (scenery, buffalo herd, vista from the observation tower, art gallery, and following the docents around as they tour you through this terrific place). Fermilab...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dee J
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Our docent Cathy took five of us on the regular Wednesday tour but we were no ordinary group. One was an employee with a friend, and my buddy and I can speak technology well. Besides, the two of us are known for asking questions, which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GerfnitAuthor
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Since 1967, the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, more commonly referred to as Fermilab, has worked to answer such fundamental questions as "What are we made of?" and "How did the Universe begin?" and "What secrets do the smallest particles of matter hold?" and "How can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Went to there a few years beck when volunteering as mentor for the local high school math and engineering program, also I studied radiochemistry as my major in college. With a great respect for this place that many famous nuclear scientists worked at here here...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Two years ago we visited the Homestake Mine in South Dakota and learned about the dark matter experiment. So cool to visit here and see the other end of the experiment! Loved all the exhibits on the 15th floor of the Wilson Building. We only...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

I grew up near FermiLab and would actually ride my bike out there to take advantage of their huge Steinway concert grand to practice on. When it was built, I was a little girl and loved visiting the bison herd with my dad. All I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

The cancer research has been wonderful. I don't think the public knows how much they have done. They have interactive displays which makes it interesting for children. Love walking the paths. My favorite is stopping to see the buffalo on the grounds.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank pkozlowski5
Reviewed June 8, 2018

In late May we went to the Fermi National Accelerator lab in Batavia to take a docent tour. We were a bit worried because we did not have a reservation for the tour and were hoping that there would be a no show...there were two...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BonnieNew
Reviewed April 13, 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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May 3, 2017|
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Response from jamieb906 | 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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Response from TroyG275 | 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.