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Review of The Money Museum

The Money Museum
Ranked #26 of 164 things to do in Kansas City
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Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Interesting museum! Self tour, guards are very friendly. Truman coin collections was highlight. Interesting to see all the different coins minted over the years.

1  Thank JcfromMN
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

I liked seeing the movie about the Federal Reserve. This movie covered the reason why Kansas City got one of the branches of the Federal Reserve.

1  Thank Noel A
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

The Money Museum, located inside the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and due to the large sums of cash on hand at the museum, there is pretty tight security to get inside.

However, once you get past security, you'll learn about the inner workings of how money is printed in the United States, as well as destroyed. You'll get a good idea about the inner workings of our economy and how it is decided how much of each denomination to print.

There is also a neat exhibit on how the various coins and bills we use have evolved and changed over the history of the United States. Another neat thing to see is how the money we use today is removed from circulation and destroyed.

A few other not to be missed exhibits include a 23 lb., 99.999 percent pure gold bar, that you can lift, and a display that shows you what a million dollars looks like.

As a free gift upon exiting, you'll also receive a bag of destroyed shredded money (which unfortunately has no value any longer). While this is a small museum, it is definitely enjoyable for adults, and would be a fun place to talk children for an afternoon to learn about money and how currency is made and destroyed.

4  Thank GNRMatt
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

They give you money for visiting. They gave us each $165. However, the money is shredded in a bag and not spendable! But a fun free souvenir! (see photo)

They have several displays with lots of info so you will need to take time to read them all. They also have a few hands on interactive displays were were interesting and fun.

Parking and admission are both free. They will take your ID when you arrive and you must go through a metal detector security entrance. So be sure to bring a state or government issued ID card with you.

2  Thank nowincolorado
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

But wait, what is our money? How does it work? Where did it come from? Who oversees it? Come to this nifty museum and find out.
And along the way find tons of fun things to do: design your own money! Lift a gold bar worth a half million! Watch money being shredded! Take home a bag of that shredded money! For free! What’s not to love?
We managed to eavesdrop for a few minutes on a private tour and learned some things that weren’t in the signage. It would have been a better experience if either the signage was more comprehensive or if tours were available to all.

Thank scotthk
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