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The Money Museum

1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64108
816-881-2683
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Ranked #21 of 104 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Well it was a tour of money & free - small, self-guided, fast tour. You could do it in 30 mins or take your time to do it in 60. This does not include the security check. It's like the airport TSA, except these guys have a sense of humor. Bring your driver's license or ID to get in. My... More

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Smithville
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you have kids that like to collect coins - this is a must. It is a small museum but interesting for all ages. While if does not take long time to go through, it makes for a fun afternoon - lunch and a museum.

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Northfield
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Really great coin display. Also a viewing window to see people working at shredding the damaged money. There are several interactive exhibits and tons of things to learn. We really enjoyed the experience and each got our own bag of shredded money to take home. The statues and fountains outside are amazing, as well.

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Boston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Small, self-guided but very informative, fun museum. It's open early (8:30ish) so if you want something quick to do (~45 min-1 hour) take a look. They had Truman's coin collection on display which showed all the different coins circulated by presidental terms, and all the different quarters which was neat. Kids can make their own money emailed to them, with... More

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Overland Park
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Good tour find in close proximity to the Liberty Memorial/WW1 Museum. Fun self guided tour with information on the Federal Reserve Banks. Provides a view info the work rooms where employees are sorting/shredding money - millions within view! And, you get a view into the vaults and the robotic fork lifts. Great way to spend an hour or so. You... More

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

While we did expect a larger museum, this was definitely worth the visit. Plenty of activities for the children while the parents browse around. We all enjoyed up bag of shredded money at the end of the tour.

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curtice
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Doesn't sound like much but if you are curious about money or what happens to it take this tour. You can watch huge sums of cash being moved by automated forklifts and you are rewarded with a small bag of shredded cash

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Fun to see how money is counted and sorted. Huey, Dewey and Louie are robotic machines that move money into sections of the reserve. When you leave you get to take a bag of shredded money equal to $165.00.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The kids enjoyed designing their own currency, there were examples of bills that I had NEVER known to exist, and you get to see a bit of the workings of the Mint (mostly robots transporting palettes). PLUS you get a bag of shredded money! All free! You won't need a ton of time, but this filled the hotel checkin-to-dinner gap... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the Money Museum on the first floor of the KC Federal Reserve Bank. The many displays, glassed exhibits, interactive kiosks and other information displays provide as much education as you care to invest time in. The most fascinating to me was the bank vault with each door weighing 9 tons and the fully automated robotic machines named... More

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