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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

9000 Blue Mound Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76131
817 231 4000
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Ranked #6 of 98 Attractions in Fort Worth
Type: Government Buildings
Traveler Description: Of only TWO places in the U.S. where paper currency is printed, ONE of them can be found in Cow Town (Fort Worth, TX)!  Reservations are not... more »
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Chillicothe, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We visited the Bureau of Engraving a few years ago, and the tour at that time was guided by a staff member. During our visit this year with another grandson, they have changed to DIY audio tours. We enjoyed being able to take as much time as we wanted and hear all the details of the tour.

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Sachse, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

US notes are only printed in DC and Ft. Worth, and this facility was cool to visit. They show a 15 minute introductory video, provide you with handheld listen devices for a self guided tour and allow you to walk around an elevated viewing area to see each stage of the printing, quality control and packaging process while the employees... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Facility is very visitor friendly. Read all info on what you can and can't take inside the facility and the security process is a snap -- much faster than TSA at the airport. You'll then take a free bus to the visitors' area and watch a movie overviewing the printing process, followed by a self-guided walking tour where you actually... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've learned so much and wish I could bring my phone to take pics of the history and old pressing machines. You go in and have to pass through security. No phones, cameras, or weapons allowed in the usual. I left everything in the car and just had my wallet and keys. Keep it simple and line goes smooth. I... More

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Porter, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A great place to visit, I have two 11 year old children, and both were amazed on how money gets made. You can take the tour and go at your own pace, probably about 1 -2 hours in which we stayed there. No Cameras are allowed inside the gate not even cell phones. Tour is free, and the factory tour... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is only one of two facilities that print our paper money. If you are in the area, it's worth it to drop by and learn how paper money is made and how the government is always looking ahead to making our money more secure. You'll also have access to displays on how to verify good bills versus bad ones... More

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Greenville, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great place to visit on a hot Texas day. No admission charged. My kids (9 and 16) were both very interested in watching the process of money being made. This is one of only two places that currency is printed, so very neat!! You cannot take your phones or cameras in, so leave those in the car! Great couple of... More

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Keller, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I reccommend visiting during the craftmanship days, as children have an opportunity for children to interact and get some hands on . Otherwise, for the younger elementary kids, I think it would be boring. I had a 5, 7, 11, and 15 year old with me. The older two got the most out of it and understood the self guided... More

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fort worth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have been twice. It is an interesting place. No phones or cameras allowed in. Kids got bored after about 2 hours though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

You are not allowed to bring a camera or cell phone into this place, which was disappointing. Most kids will be bored. There is an introductory film then a self guided tour past nine stations where you look down at machines making, stacking, cutting, and packaging money. There were lots and lots and lots of pallets all stacked with bills.... More

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