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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

1000 Peachtree Street N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)
(404) 498-8500
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Ranked #40 of 194 attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty 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 the Federal Reserve's role in the economy; and a... more » 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. The Monetary Museum will be closed for maintenance starting Monday, July 1, until further notice. « less
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We got a staff-led tour and had lunch in the cafeteria, very impressive. The architecture and interactive games enhanced the learning experience and we all really enjoyed it!

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It was within a walking distance from our hotel so we decided to give it a try. Never thought that trip to Federal Reserve Bank could be enjoyable. Surprise, surprise! The museum is free and very educational! The trip is self paced. One can learn a lot about banking system and how federal reserve banks work. I enjoy exhibits with... More

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Tucson
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stopped here after our MLK Jr. tour since we had time. Got there around 3pm and it closes at 4pm (though they didn't kick us out, which was nice). Wish we had gotten there a bit earlier to have more time to go through all the displays and hands on exhibits. Parked across the street to the east in... More

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This tour is not huge or overwhelming. This is a self paced tour. It's free and everyone should at least visit this one or one near you once in your life. I literally was in the room with $2.35 million dollars in fives right within my reach!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We stumbled across this FREE (!) museum quite by accident, and we loved it! Our 10 year old child complained that he was bored for the first part of this small museum, but we found it absolutely fascinating. There is a lot of reading in the initial parts of the museum, but the things we learned had us riveted. Further... More

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Southington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Very enjoyable stop to make. It explained a lot of questions I had about the operation and why, and more importantly, who makes the decisions regarding the money policies for the country.

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Miami, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Okay. We went to the Federal reserve bank an saw how it operates. We did not really see anything but the walk thru interactive history was great! This is a field trip an it's free! So parking is not to far away that will be your big expense if you don't do lunch....,

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Columbus, Ohio
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179 reviews 179 reviews
73 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

So, as former banker, the interactive exhibits about how the Federal Reserve Banking system works weren't anything new to me. But the hands-on exhibits were fun, and very child-friendly. I did feel good about getting a 6-out-of-6 on the quiz at the end of the self-guided tour :) The absolute best parts were the windows in the far-back of the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Nothing exceptional here. The building itself is imposing and worth going around. Check the times of visit and limitations if you want to get inside. Overall, it's good if you have a bit of time on your hands or if it's raining.

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northern california
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

This is an interesting self guided tour ow how our monetary system works and the history of currency through the ages. There is no photography allowed and all cameras and phones with cameras must be stored in a free locker. There are several interactive exhibits and you can learn a great deal. They have bags of shredded currency that you... More

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