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“Fun, Interesting and Free” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of United States Mint

United States Mint
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Ranked #7 of 74 Tours in Philadelphia
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: As close to the proverbial money-tree as you'll get. The U.S. Mint turns out 1.5 million coins per hour, and you can see how they do it.
philadelphia, Pa
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun, Interesting and Free”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Born and bred in Philly and just I took my son there for the first time last year. Very cool to see how the pennies are made.

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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“We left giddy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

This place was just cool! Luckily, we arrived right as the mint opened. Glad we did, because when we left two hours later, the line was around the block.

Upon entering, you go through security and up an escalator where there's an exhibit about the history of the mint (don't miss the eagle!). You then proceed down a long hall which shows you start to finish how coins are made. There is a combination of interactive exhibits and places where you can view the factory floor from above. It's mesmerizing watching the coins being made.

I didn't see any staff to ask questions of, but the signage was good enough that we didn't have to. I felt well-versed in coin making when we left!

Visited October 2012
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Forney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Very nice renovations!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

The Mint in Philadelphia has recently completed some upgrades to the visitor's experience, and it shows! We visited here in April of 2011, and returned in November of 2012, and the differences were readily apparent. The Philadelphia Mint was already a better visitor experience than the Mint in Denver, and it has only improved. The different stops along the tour are very informative, and there's just something about standing there and watching the coins being "born." And the gift shop is a must! No, they don't let you take pictures inside, but can you really blame them? I will be sure to visit here again anytime I'm in Philadelphia.

Visited November 2012
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A National Treasure Chest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

When rebuilt, the history was brought from previous location. Have film and story of its history. See it functioning and visit shop for new and previous information and purchases.

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Linwood, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

My visit to the US Mint was very informative and interesting. If you like to learn then this is a great place to visit.

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