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United States Mint, Denver

320 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204-2693 (Downtown)
303 405 4761
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Ranked #38 of 135 attractions in Denver
Type: Government Buildings, Factory Tours, Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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... more » 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. « less
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Book your tour of the Mint before you get to Denver. They book up fast. Was able to squeeze onto an 8:00am tour. Well worth it. Great for grade school age kids.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We almost needed a family member to wait outside because you cant bring anything inside. Had to run back to hotel with backpacks and barely made it back in time. Security is over the top. The tour is brief, similar to a brewery tour except you're on a balcony looking through bullet proof glass. Interesting if you like this kind... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Although not the most exciting of tours, the Denver Mint is well worth the trip simply because working mints are very rare. Denver is one of only two mints in the US that makes circulation coins, and because of that it makes a whole lot of them. The machines that make the coins are amazing, and the tour provides an... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I have been a coin collector for years and I have always wanted to see coins being made. I finally had my chance and I jumped on it. The Denver mint is one of only 4 in the country. It's a short tour lasting for a little over an hour but it's definitely interesting. My 18-year-old son and my brother... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We toured the Mint and enjoyed it very much. This is the first U.S. Mint that my wife and I had visited so we do not have a comparison to the others.

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Destin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

For someone who has never seen the coin making process in person before, this was incredible. The stamping machines are outputting at a rate of about 750 coins per minute and we honestly lost track of how many machines were in operation. It was a bunch. The original facility was built/completed in 1906 and much of that section remains very... More

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

You should know that you cannot get a tour of the US Mint without registering in advance. Spots fill up months in advance, but people will sometimes cancel (that's how we got our slots) at the last minute. There are only two mints in America: Denver and Philly. The one in Denver has a little exhibit which introduces you to... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Went to the US Mint where they mint coins, very interesting...Guides are very informative and the displays are easy to see into and read. Did not expect to see a display of firearms, but there was one, saw how security used to be and learned about Orville Harrington, the employee with a wooden leg who stole from the mint and... More

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Rochester, NY
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85 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I grew up in Philly and remember visiting the mint there on school trips. The memory of glowing hot rolls of metal being smoothed and pennies pressed out of it is something that is seared into my brain, Mr. Rogers-how-they-make-crayon films-like. This was pretty lame compared to that. They don't actually punch out the blanks there- they get them shipped... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Although this is a 45 minute tour (after a 30 minute holding time to begin the tour it could be done in 15 minutes, you basically move through 3 rooms, the tour guides (Joe and Michael were amazing) talk a few minutes in each area, and than you can look at the production floor. We were able to see pennies... More

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