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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 #44 of 195 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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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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5 helpful votes 5 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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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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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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17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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30 helpful votes 30 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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