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“Kids loved it!”
Review of United States Mint

United States Mint
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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.
Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
388 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Kids loved it!”
Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

My boys, age 10&11, loved this place. We were disappointed that they were not working and would like to go back to see that. Still thought it was worth our time. And it is free!

Visited August 2013
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Shelton, Nebraska, USA
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Worth the Stop”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Interesting and informative self-guided tour of the Mint. We learned how the coins are made as we walked along above the mint floor. We started out in a line in front, but things moved quickly to get inside. There was security a check in front of the building and we showed them our IDs. This was a nice quick tour to do in the area.

Visited August 2013
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Los Angeles
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382 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
“The price is right and best water in town!”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

The US mint was just what we were looking for, it was cool inside and there were some interesting things to look at. You can't really see a lot in the manufacturing process, but there are nice poster displays to tell you all about the process. I was very tired and hot before we went in, but by the end of the tour, I felt rejuvinated. Near the end, there is a drinking fountain to fill bottles of water, which I did, and it was probably the best thing that happened to me that day! Nice gift shop.

Visited July 2013
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Money, money, money”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Was very enjoyable, good for the family, something free to do. Learn a lot about how coins are made. No photos though.

Visited July 2013
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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2013

We were thrilled with this tour! My husband, children, and I had been trudging through the heat all day long and were very excited to take this nice cool tour. It's self-guided and very informative. The fact that you can watch each step of the coin-making process is amazing. We all enjoyed it very much. As other reviewers have mentioned, cameras are forbidden...but the security guard didn't make us leave them outside. He just made sure we knew not to use them...and we respected that. There were no problems.

The gift shop is a little lacking, but the tour was totally worth it. And, unlike many other things in the city, it's FREE!!!!

Visited July 2013
Thank Shannon D
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