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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
+1 630-840-5588
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 28 August 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

Thank Keqi G
Reviewed 18 August 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

Thank MNM1011
Reviewed 15 July 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

1  Thank Penfold S
Reviewed 19 June 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.

Thank pkozlowski5
Reviewed 9 June 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

Thank BonnieNew
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.

Thank Paul T
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.

Thank ThePilotsWife07
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

Thank Bridget S
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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4 May 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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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.