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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Kirk Rd. and Pine St., Batavia, IL
+1 630-840-5588
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More Than Splitting Atoms

"Home on the range." What does this have to do with splitting atoms and some of the most brilliant... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
Northern Illinois
via mobile
Geek out

Fermi lab is pretty darn cool. Particle colliders, dark matter, neutrino detectors - they have it... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2016
Carl V
Eyota, Minnesota
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Kirk Rd. and Pine St., Batavia, IL
+1 630-840-5588

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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...More

3  Thank LoveH20
Reviewed 5 April 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...More

1  Thank Carl V
Reviewed 12 February 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

1  Thank colettec666
Reviewed 3 January 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...More

1  Thank Emily M
Reviewed 30 July 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.

Thank Captnslow
Reviewed 30 June 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...More

Thank Rblethun
Reviewed 28 March 2015

We live close by and know some of the scientists , so we love hearing about the experiments going on. The grounds are beautiful. A wonderful place for a walk or bike ride. Very cool place.

2  Thank kt4646
Reviewed 29 November 2014

Yes, amazing things are happening here. Of course, you can't (and don't want to) get too close. Visitor center is decent, explaining what is going on, but several displays were not working due to age, maintenance, broken sensors, etc. Friendly staff, beautiful campus. Just don't...More

1  Thank adamtravels_1969
Reviewed 17 August 2014

If your interested at all in science you should take a look. It's interesting when you get the story on what's being studied here. They are looking for answers to big questions here , too bad they only look for explanations from science. A huge...More

Reviewed 19 July 2014

Last summer we managed to catch one of the Wednesday morning public guided tours through Fermi Lab -- http://ed.fnal.gov/programs/tours/guided-tours.shtml Granted, there's no razzle dazzle and you'll probably be disappointed if you're expecting some kind of Star Wars experience, but it's still worthwhile seeing the public...More

1  Thank threadhead
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4 May 2017|
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Response from James B | 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.
Gary L
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.