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The Money Museum

1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64108
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Ranked #22 of 82 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Avila Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Was a very interesting experience. As it is a Federal building you need to ensure you have a valid ID to enter. Use the OR function of your phone to scan the code for a more in depth tour and more information. They have a gold bar you get to lift, you get to see 40 million dollars, and you... More 

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Corrales, New Mexico, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wow, just look at all the paper our government prints. Really worth the visit to see a bit of our money supply, it is one of 12 such in the country. You can get a bag of shredded money, kinda cool. Be prepared for TSA type security to get in and try to count the surveillance cameras.

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Minneapolis, MN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The video clearly explained the federal reserve system and the coin display was wonderful to see how coin has changed since George Washingtons presidency. Free admission, no reservation required but you need a picture ID to enter.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 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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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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