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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 99 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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North Richland Hills, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Learned a lot about our currency and the history of it. Seeing it being made right down to the old ways and tools. Leave your purses in the car and just pocket your ID.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

What a great tour. You can spend a few hours in this free exhibit. There is so much to see and read and learn! This would not be enjoyable for small children but any child who understands what money is may enjoy it but defiantly for older children and adults. Very glad we took the time to see this. No... More

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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a must do tour if you like money and who doesn't?! We could have spent a lot more time here than we did and as it is we were there for nearly 4 hours! You could actually see the people doing their jobs making money and many of them would look up and wave to the tourists. There's... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you love money... you're going to love going to this goverment facility... t get in they do a check just like at the airport... but if you have ever wanted to see 7 foot cubes of dollar bills... this is the place for you. The speed at which they make this stuff will make your head spin! And you... More

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Chillicothe, Missouri
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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