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“Something fun for free!!”
Review of The Money Museum

The Money Museum
Ranked #28 of 153 things to do in Kansas City
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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Something fun for free!!”
Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting and educational. I had never seen so much money in my entire life, bad thing is you can't take pics of it for memories. Cool souvenirs to take home for free though.

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Brisbane, Queensland
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“Best thing in Kansas City”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

I loved the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. You have to go through security and provide ID to get in but it is certainly worth it. There is a beautiful and very comprehensive coin collection dating from the first coinage issued by the United States to the present day as well as easy to understand displays as to the role and functions of the Federal Reserve System and the Kansas City Bank. All visitors get a free bag of $165 in shredded currency, which is a pretty amazing souvenir in my view and you get to watch the bank employees at work unloading crates of money and putting them through counting machines and then repacking them into crates. There is a good range of gifts available for purchase from this unique and very enjoyable attraction and a machine that gives you change in quarters from the "America the Beautiful" national parks series.

Visited February 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Money museum review”
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.

Visited February 2014
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Overland, Missouri
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“Wonderful information”
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.

Visited January 2014
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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“Great Visit!”
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.

Visited October 2013
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