A fun-filled day in Batavia

Batavia is a beautiful suburb of Chicago Illinois located West of the “Windy City”. Ironically, Batavia is know as “The Windmill City” being the home to six American-style windmill manufacturing companies. Founded in 1833 Batavia boasts the title of the oldest city in Kane county. Information on Batavia’s history can be seen on the local chamber of commerce’s website: www.cityofbatavia.net


My day in Batavia started with coffee and breakfast from a local cafe alongside the Fox River which runs through Batavia. Next, a stroll along the Fox River Trail towards the Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden. The trail’s big bright trees along with the glistening river water created a sense of enchantment with infinite picturesque scenarios. Information on the Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden can be seen at www.ppfv.org and is a must see for any outdoor lover.


Last on the list for the day was a visit to the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on the Eastside of Batavia. There’s no better place to visit for any science enthusiast as the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory holds the title as the U.S.’s highest energy particle accelerator. Visitation and tour information can be seen at www.fnal.gov.


Whether you enjoy peaceful walks through nature, or science based expeditions, Batavia is a great place to visit any day of the year.



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