Visiting the LHC?

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So I am making plans to visit my sister in Switzerland this spring (around April or May?) and was excited to discover that we will be actually very close to the Large Hadron Collider! I immediately started wondering if there was some way to take a trip over there. Not sure where best on PF to ask this question, but I am wondering--

Are there tours or tourist areas at the LHC available to random members of the public like me?

Are there any tricks to attempting to visit the LHC, or any particular things one should try to do if one is specifically interested in the technical/scientific side of things there?

Note, I'm sure I'd be quite satisfied to stand around on the lawn and take a picture if that's the extent of what's allowed :)
 

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Schedule as far ahead as possible. You can't go to the underground areas anymore, so all you really get to see is the ATLAS control room, the Globe, and a few uninteresting buildings on the campus.

Maybe I'm jaded since I used to work there, but the tours were quite unspectacular.
 

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