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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Address: 1000 Peachtree Street N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)
Phone Number: +1 404-498-8500
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Ranked #39 of 151 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The museum features a display on the history of money; interactive, multimedia exhibits explaining...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The museum features a display on the history of money; interactive, multimedia exhibits explaining the Federal Reserve's role in the economy; and a view of the bank's automated vault and cash processing areas. In addition, most group tours include a stop in the bank's boardroom. A tour of the museum provides in-depth lessons on the role of the Federal Reserve in the U.S. economy. Then, you can take a look inside our cash-processing operations, where millions of dollars are counted, sorted, or shredded daily. You'll also get a glimpse into the bank's automated vault and see the robotic transports that do the heavy lifting.

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Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My young kids and I liked it. I think most Adults will find it rather interesting. It is a self-paced tour with interactive displays, that help teach children, and adults about printing money, inflation, supply and demand, and other basic economics. Might sound boring but it wasn't! I hate to say everything that is in there, find out for yourself.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This review is for the Monetary Museum of Atlanta, not the Federal Reserve Bank. But the museum is inside the bank. I found the museum somewhat disappointing as a walk-in visitor. They have a few interesting exhibits concerning the history of money and a nice display of all the gold coins minted in Dahlonega. The rest were not too interesting... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

What a surprise - this museum is a great little gem in the city. Not only is it free, but it is highly interactive. My 7 year old understands some about money and it is a common topic of conversation in our house. He wanted to press every button in the place and was engaged enough to actually listen to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Only go here if you can't live without seeing high-denomination, non-circulated US currency. I find it hard to believe that people pay for parking and then proceed to learn about why the state should both centralize and monopolize the issuance of credit. If you like thinking for yourself, go somewhere else. If you crave having the government explain to you... More 

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Chicago
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We stumbled on the Federal Reserve building after visiting the Margaret Mitchell House (just across the street). It is an impressive building from the outside, but the real attraction is the free museum/exhibits inside. The exhibits explain the workings of the Fed system, how cash and checks get processed, and the history of money. It also gives you a look... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Federal Reserve sits on a beautiful piece of property in Midtown. As would be expected, marble is everywhere, and the beautiful lobby is no exception. There is a metal detector to walk through before you get to the tour area, so be aware of that. Also a photo ID is required to do the self-guided tour. The people at... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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287 reviews 287 reviews
91 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

As soon as we landed in Atlanta, we drove to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Parked the car across the street, paid $ 4 at the parking machine, and got a ticket…..Something must have gone wrong with my payment…The city of Atlanta gained another $35 from me, that's the price of being a tourist. At least the entrance to... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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107 reviews 107 reviews
26 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

it's nice to see the vault and read some history and explanations about the Fed's function. It's not a WOW location though.

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Calgary, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
73 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If money doesn't inerest you skip this. We were there for about an hour at least. I love history about money though. Plus it's a free exhibit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Atlana Federal Reserve Bank was my first trip to any of the national reserve banks and I'm glad I went, however I can't go so far as to give it 4 stars and call it "very good" by Trip Advisor's rating scale. I did enjoy myself learning about the different counterfeit bills and about the history of US money.... More 

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