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United States Mint

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Address: 320 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204-2693
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+1 303-405-4761
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Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The United States Mint offers free tours to the public Monday - Friday on...

The United States Mint offers free tours to the public Monday - Friday on the hour from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Mint is closed weekends and all Federal Holidays. Reservations are required and can be made on the www.usmint.gov site. Tours are limited to 50 visitors and fill up fast. Group reservations must be made two weeks in advance by calling 303-405-4759 and are subject to availability.

Walk-up tour reservations are available at the Mint Tour Reservation Booth on Cherokee St. The booth is open M-F from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for reservations and stand-by tickets. Stand-by tockets are not a guarentee of admittance to the tour and ticket holders will be admitted on a space-available-basis. With the busy Spring/Summer season walk up reservations may not be available and stand-by tickets will be issued until they run out for the day.

Security restrictions are high; a list of prohibited items is available on the Mint's website and on the tour reservation tickets. Plese read these guidlines before arriving for the tour. The Mint does not suppy any storage facilities.

The gift shop on Cherokee is closed until further notice. A temporary gift store is set up in the Mint and can be acessed by the tour or through the Delaware Street entrance. Visitors wanting to enter on Delaware Street must check in with the Police Officer at the entrance window and will go through a security check before entering the gift store.

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Very interesting tour

The tour of the mint gave a brief tour of the history of circulating coins. The architecture of the building is Gothic Renaissance. The gift shop had some unique souvenirstyle... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 12, 2016
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Marshall, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good tour, although it's less than an hour (the Philadelphia Mint was much more extensive). Tickets are limited and same day only. Must pick them up in person, no reservations. On street parking is available within 1-3 blocks on a weekday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice tour. I think it was free. Don't remember paying to enter. Interesting history of the famous Denver Mint

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to have gone on the free tour, but we had a small backpack and a small computer bag -- and there are no lockers. Since we'd used Car2Go, we had no place to leave our bags so all we got to see was the gift shop.

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Albuquerque, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed an afternoon tour at the mint. You must get tickets in advance. Learned so much and found it very interesting. Great American history, must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Great tour but a bit confusing trying to figure out how to get reservations. The website says reservations are required and must be made online. There is no place on the website to make a reservation. I called and was told to just come by. I didn't ask what time the tours started and wasn't told. I got there at... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

The tour of the mint gave a brief tour of the history of circulating coins. The architecture of the building is Gothic Renaissance. The gift shop had some unique souvenirstyle. Very interesting free tour.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

This was an incredible( free!!)experience. My family and I learned so much. The tour guides were interesting and fun. By the way many government institutions are not profitable, this one MAKES a profit even though it costs more to produce pennies and nickels and dimes....

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Matteson, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful and Educational. No cameras allowed. Self guided tour of how money goes from paper to US currency. Tour takes about 35 minutes. Movie takes about 15 minutes. Lots of walking. Younger kids may get bored after about 25 minutes. Teens and adults will stay engaged. Watching millions of dollars right in front of you is exciting.

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Not making coins when I was there. Production line was small so disappointed there were not more and better displays. Good store for purchasing coin sets.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

very cool tour of the mint. love this place. well presented. the displays were nice and the stories told on the tour were interesting

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