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United States Mint, Denver

Address: 320 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204-2693 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 303 405 4761
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Denver City Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #41 of 156 Activities in Denver
Type: Government Buildings, Factory Tours, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The United States Mint offers free tours to the public Monday...
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Type: Government Buildings, Factory Tours, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: The United States Mint offers free tours to the public Monday - Friday on the hour from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Mint is closed weekends and all Federal Holidays. Reservations are required and can be made on the www.usmint.gov site. Tours are limited to 50 visitors and fill up fast. Group reservations must be made two weeks in advance by calling 303-405-4759 and are subject to availability. Walk-up tour reservations are available at the Mint Tour Reservation Booth on Cherokee St. The booth is open M-F from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for reservations and stand-by tickets. Stand-by tockets are not a guarentee of admittance to the tour and ticket holders will be admitted on a space-available-basis. With the busy Spring/Summer season walk up reservations may not be available and stand-by tickets will be issued until they run out for the day. Security restrictions are high; a list of prohibited items is available on the Mint's website and on the tour reservation tickets. Plese read these guidlines before arriving for the tour. The Mint does not suppy any storage facilities. The gift shop on Cherokee is closed until further notice. A temporary gift store is set up in the Mint and can be acessed by the tour or through the Delaware Street entrance. Visitors wanting to enter on Delaware Street must check in with the Police Officer at the entrance window and will go through a security check before entering the gift store.
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Contrary to what the other reviewers indicate about not bringing children, my tour had several five-year-olds on it and they all enjoyed the experience. The tour is 45 minutes long, free, and it's a one-way guided tour. If you're lucky, they'll be running the machines and you can see them actively minting pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar coins. (Half-dollars... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Tried to get reservations but was booked out when we tried to plan ahead. Drive there anyways and got last minute reservation. Worth the frustration. Bring nothing with you makes it easier for security. Was very neat to see, short tour.

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Mason, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The tour is very interesting but once you start there is no turning back. So if you have young children that will not appreciate our new patient for the 45 minute tour you may want to skip. Overall worth the time.

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GIG HARBOR
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The little museum was interesting. And seeing $30 Million in cash behind glass was pretty cool. It only takes about an hour to go through the museum. At the end they even give you a free bag of shredded money.

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The majority of the tour is 3 stories above the minting floor. You get to look down through the glass walls of the walkway and maybe see some shiny coins in a bin. Boring and disappointing!

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Was cool watching coins being made and learning about history of the process. The tour is free and you get a free new penny.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I absolutely loved coming here. My father-in-law was visiting and had never been to a mint. This was special to him as he was a numismatist and Denver's mint deals in coins. Make sure you get an online reservation as space is limited. The tour guides are pleasant and don't make you hurry too much. There is a lot of... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Make sure to make a reservation and do not bring any handbags. They do not allow any bags in the building. Very interesting and good organised tour. The security is of course very strict.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The tour was free and totally worth the stop. We learned so much about the history of our country's currency and had very friendly, knowledgeable tour guides. It was seriously SO cool to see how coins are produced and to see those amazing machines in action! I would be sure to note that you must reserve a spot online ahead... More 

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San Francisco
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

You must make reservations! The tour takes about 45 minutes and is very informative. But you also need to arrive 30 minutes before your tour. You view how coins are made and learn the history behind it.

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