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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Kirk Rd. and Pine St., Batavia, IL
+1 630-840-5588
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Very educational place to visit

Fermi Lab is a place to learn about interesting work done by the Department of Energy. Most of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Clovis, New Mexico
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... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Batavia, Illinois
via mobile
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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Kirk Rd. and Pine St., Batavia, IL
+1 630-840-5588

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fermi Lab is a place to learn about interesting work done by the Department of Energy. Most of the tour was above my level (2 semesters of college physics) but I am glad to have had the experience. I do not recommend taking young children...More

Thank travelmom61
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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...More

Thank jdub510
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

Thank rcb067
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...More

Thank sharon_mays
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.

Thank Troy G
Reviewed 4 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.

Thank James B
Reviewed 8 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 .

Thank Anna G
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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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...More

Thank TravelerChicagoarea
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...More

Thank Mark H
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How accessible is it to the public. I know yrs ago I would drive there and watch the bison with my boys. After 9/11 access was restricted. I haven't been there in years but will be in IL this summer can I just drive in or do I have to make special arrangements?
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
Hi- My wife and I are looking for holiday rental accommodation from August 5 to 15th. Our son is doing a summer internship at Fermilab and we are travelling from the UK to visit him. Is there likely to be decent (budget priced) accommodation in the area or even on the site itself?
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.