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“Facinating and a trip well worth it!”

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Ranked #2 of 167 things to do in Fort Worth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

I swung through Fort Worth on my way to Dallas, and could not be happier I did! I initially learned about the facility while working as a bank teller via a strap on currency. This is a great stop, free of charge; and mind blowing. The visit included a free self guided audio tour, as well as a 15 minute informational video. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and it was fun while walking around the observatory catwalk having the employees printing the notes wave or give a thumbs up when the see you!

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Located north of Fort Worth off of Exit 60 on I35W (US Hwy 287 N/US81N), then Exit FM 156 off of US287N. It is an easy 2 - 4 hour adventure. Reservations are not requiredbut groups greater than 10 should probably make a reservation, Families, couples and small groups are welcome on a first come, first served basis. You need to allow about 30 minutes to clear security. The tour itself is approximately 45 minutes (1/4 mile walk) after an orientation film. There are interactive displays and a museum on both the first and second floor.


Just so you don't try to go on a day it is closed. The Public Tour and Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The last tour walkway entrance is at 4:30 p.m.

The WCF Tour and Visitor Center is closed on Mondays, weekends, Federal holidays, and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day (It is recommended that you call to confirm operational hours if your planned visit falls close to this holiday week).

It is self paced and well worth the visit.

1  Thank Delbe M
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Upon arrival we went through a body scan for security. No big deal. We saw a video how money is made and about the facility. Very informational. We saw how money is made high up while the presses and people were below. Very friendly place. Many of the workers waved to us. There are two floors of interactive exhibits showing history currency both before and after the self guided tour. The gift shop had reasonable priced items. I got a pair of sunglassees for $5.00, a water bottle for $5.00 and a tray for $4.50. There are also . Restrooms and vending machines.

Great place to visit.

Reservations are not required, and visitors are welcome on a first come, first served basis. Visitors should allow an additional 30 minutes to clear WCF security. The tour itself is approximately 45 minutes along the quarter-mile elevated walkway.

Thank Flintstones50
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

I was looking for a fun and interactive activity to take my kids to this past summer. This place was great! You can't take cameras in or anything metal. You take a shuttle bus from the parking lot to the main building. It's free. Admission is also FREE!!! They have many exhibits throughout the building and they even have tours that are also free that show how they actually make money. A real gem here in Fort Worth!

1  Thank EphieRN
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

The self guided your was very informative as to how money is made, especially the new $100 bill. During spring break week, they had other interactive displays set up that were very informative? Would highly recommend this tour. You are not allowed to take in cameras ans cell phones; they must be left in your car.

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