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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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Great place to ride your bike on the road.

I have been riding in Fermilab for many years. The advantages are that there are very few cars, except around 8am and 5pm. The roads are good and it is nice scenery. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jdub510
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Batavia, Illinois
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Batavia, Illinois
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been riding in Fermilab for many years. The advantages are that there are very few cars, except around 8am and 5pm. The roads are good and it is nice scenery. The disadvantages are it always seems to be windy and it is only 3 miles across so it is best for a short ride. You MUST stop at... More 

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Batavia, Illinois
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

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Geneva, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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325 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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.

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Thank Troy G
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Reviewed 3 January 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.

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 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 .

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 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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Reviewed 31 August 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 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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