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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 #39 of 107 Attractions in Denver
Type: Government Buildings, Tours, Factory Tours, Cultural
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, Tours, Factory Tours, Cultural
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
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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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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I never even knew such a place existed. I was walking around 16th Street when I saw a sign FREE US MINT MUSEUM OPEN. Since my hotel room wasn't ready, I figured what the heck. It's a small (1 room) place, but filled with interesting facts, short videos, and coin and paper money from the last 200+ years. Kids will... More 

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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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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Saint Peters, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It will take about 45 minutes--Free but reservations are hard to get. US issued ID required---no packpacks,purses, etc.They were minting no money today so pretty dissappointing and rather boring, at least to me. Did learn so good facts but...only looked at display cases......If I remember correctly, No pictures inside.

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Wakarusa, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Tour guide was hilarious. Lots of great history. Almost feel like I could do the tour a second time to catch all the great history that is represented.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We toured the US Mint in Denver and it was a fun experience. The kids learned all about money and barter systems. The museum inside is very cool, we had a good time exploring it. I learned that the US Mint doesn't run on tax money and that they used to make coins for dozens of different countries back in... More 

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