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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

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Address: Kirk Rd. and Pine St., Batavia, IL
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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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Wonderful place to ride bikes, hike on paths, take photos of wildlife. Very natural settings. Miles of trails.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Batavia, Illinois

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Batavia, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank rcb067
Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 not so common topics that all can understand and enjoy. The concerts cover sooooo many... More 

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Geneva, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Troy G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Fermilab is a gem in IL and the US. An amazing place with truly brilliant people. They love having visitors and sharing what they do, and why they do it. Having a bison herd is pretty cool too! Highly recommend.

Thank Jamie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 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 .

Thank Anna G
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 

Thank TravelerChicagoarea
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 

Thank Mark H
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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