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United States Mint

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Neighborhood: City Center East
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Address: 151 N. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215-408-0114
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: As close to the proverbial money-tree as you'll get. The U.S. Mint turns...
As close to the proverbial money-tree as you'll get. The U.S. Mint turns out 1.5 million coins per hour, and you can see how they do it.
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just above average industrial

Interesting industrial type attraction. Can see coins being manufactured with unusual large machinery. Many will find the "tour" a little boring after the first few minutes. Is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Harrisburg
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting industrial type attraction. Can see coins being manufactured with unusual large machinery. Many will find the "tour" a little boring after the first few minutes. Is very informative and more 20th century than 21st. Kids will likely not be impressed as the "whiz-bang" is limited. Available parking close-by. Near Independence Hall, walkable neighborhoods. Middle-agers and seniors will find it... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a great place for both adults and children. There is no admission charge and you will learn about the history of minting coins in the USA . . . . . and actually see them preparing the metal and minting the coins. Well wirth a visit.

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I've been to the Mint when I was younger. My mom had never gone so we decided to go again. Never did I ever think that we would spend 2 hours there! It's so much fun!! It was fascinating information and I loved seeing the machines work and watch the process. You must go Monday - Thursday or the machines... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went with our 2 kids (age 11 and 8). Was ok but not great. Can easily do quickly and isn't worth allocating more than 1 hour. Free, so you do quickly without feeling guilty about it.

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Frederick, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Love it, but was not running. Appearantly they work 4 10 hour days. (Mon. -thurs. ) so even though they are open on Fridays, nothing is happening. The displays were interesting and the movies on the tour above the plant showed what the machines would look like if they were running. It was slow to get in and go through... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our family visited the Mint over the New Year's break. Very interesting, but not much happening on days when they're not producing coins. Lots of interactive displays to keep everyone's interest, but we didn't get to see the magic being made.

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Not the most interesting place I've been, the historical info is nice but I expected more..maybe to be able to see the money in action being made..not just a view of the machines from above. Since it is free admission - it's worth a short visit - especially with kids - who might find it more exciting.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was a fun tour for our day in Philadelphia. This is a free, self guided tour so you may walk thru quickly or take your time. We visited on a Monday and they were making coins. It is my understanding that they work a four day week so if you visit on a Friday you will not see the... More 

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syracuse, ny
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A very informative tour thru the mint at your own pace. I found it very educational. It also explained about making coins when our country was just starting in the 1700's.

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Parkville, Missouri
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The U.S. Mint is free to visit. You self-guide yourselves along an elevated corridor above the production floor, from which you can watch (through soundproof windows) various coins being minted. All phases of the process are well-explained by audio recordings that you can activate and listen to (or not, if you just want to look). The whole thing takes about... More 

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