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Address: 1 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108-4604
Phone Number: +1 816-881-2683
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Yes, you get a bag of free money when you leave, only it is shredded! Got to see what a million dollars looks like, and learned some interesting about the federal reserve. Great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 2, 2016
Camille G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Never took a picture in front of 40 million dollars or saw a bar of gold? Then visit the museum! We were even lucky to talk to a person who used to work in this bank, told us how the money is handled, transferred into the vault, we saw an auto-car selfdriving money into the vault. This was a great... More 

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Huntley, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, Missouri does an excellent job of sparking interest in paper currency and the history of currency and money. There are a few coins on exhibit and the history behind them is told as well. On display re $1,000 and $500 dollar bills which are no longer in circulation. Bags of shredded currency are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Yes, you get a bag of free money when you leave, only it is shredded! Got to see what a million dollars looks like, and learned some interesting about the federal reserve. Great free attraction in Kansas City.

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Thank Camille G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Very interesting place to check out. You can see and learn a lot about the federal reserve that you normally wouldn't know about. You get a bag of shredded money as a souvenir when you leave which I thought was really cool. You can also design your own money, via coloring page and also a touch screen app there ,... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Its free! What a great way to spend a couple of hours (for us on a very rainy day......even better). Be sure to read the requirements for ID and be ready to empty your pockets. It is a federal building afterall. But very easy to get thru security if you are prepared. Not unlike going to the airport but you... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

The best things - it was free the presidential coin wall was very interesting, and you got a bag of shredded money as you left. However, when we entered - after our id scan and metal detector, we got to the room and had no idea what to do - was it guided? Self guided? We stood near a desk... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We had photo IDs but had left our passports at the hotel and was not allowed in. We offered to show photo of passport details page but this wasn't acceptable. It does specify on the opening hours page of the website but unfortunately we didn't see this.

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Abby A, Guest Relations Manager at The Money Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry for the inconvenience you experienced while visiting the Money Museum. Since the museum is housed within a regional headquarters of the U.S. central bank, and because we process millions of dollars each day, we must maintain a high level of security. We know it can be frustrating to require you to carry your passport, but due to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

So we came all the way here to be told we needed US ID or our passport. We had our UK driving licence which is a government issued licence (and a photo of our passport to prove any other details) but that wasn't good enough??? We leave our passport in a safe in the hotel for security as do a... More 

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Abby A, Guest Relations Manager at The Money Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry for the inconvenience you experienced while visiting the Money Museum. Since the museum is housed within a regional headquarters of the U.S. central bank, and because we process millions of dollars each day, we must maintain a high level of security. We know it can be frustrating to require you to carry your passport, but due to... More 

Keokuk, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I loved being able to see the huge coin collection they had. It was also cool to watch employees handle the money and to see hewey,dewey, and louie (electric robots) go in and out of the vault.I wish you were allowed pics but i understand why. You also get a free bag of shredded money as a souvenir.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Its very interesting to see the different types of money. Very educational. Dont forget your free bag if sgredded money to take home.

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