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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 #41 of 143 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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277 reviews 277 reviews
90 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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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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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72 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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Woodstock, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Federal Reserve in Atlanta allows you a first-rate mini-tour of how money is made, destroyed and provides an interesting collection of money through the ages. The display in the lobby even showcases a Roman mite. Remember the Widow's Mite Story in the Bible? Its tiny size makes you wonder how on earth anyone would even accept it as payment...... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was a free attraction with lots of information, but the only interesting part for me concerned the money--its history, different types, and seeing the workers involved in the sorting and destroying of worn out bills. The rest was ho-hum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Prepare yourself for street parking, walking through a metal detector, armed guards and to lock your purse and cell phone in a locker. You can't take any pictures either, but it was all worth it. The museum included many interactive activities, displays, and games for both the kids (4 5th grade girls) and myself. The museum is full of money,... More 

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