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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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As featured in Atlanta for free
Ranked #29 of 188 attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
55 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Lousiville, KY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My wife and I stumbled upon the Federal Reserve Bank. They have a free tour. It is well worth seeing. It is right across the street from the Margaret Mitchell House.

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AvidTraveler57
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107 reviews 107 reviews
63 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Stopped in while in the downtown area of Atlanta, and after going through security, placed my purse in a free provided locker. Free museum is self-guided and interesting to see actual currency from many years ago or forms they used to barter with. There are 2 films near the end of the museum you can watch which we found interesting.... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My sister and I agreed to meet at the bank for a tour. We were both visiting Atlanta with our families. My sister arrived first and had checked in and was waiting in the lobby for us. When I walked in, I stopped at the front rope to see if my sister had arrived. There was no one behind me.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Really? It's a relatively new granite building. You really can't visit it anyways. Find something better to do with your time.

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