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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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$58.99*
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Atlanta Segway Tour: Midtown Sightseeing
Ranked #44 of 292 things to do in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The museum features a display on the history of money; interactive, multimedia exhibits explaining the Federal Reserve's role in the economy; and a view of the bank's automated vault and cash processing areas. In addition, most group tours include a stop in the bank's boardroom. A tour of the museum provides in-depth lessons on the role of the Federal Reserve in the U.S. economy. Then, you can take a look inside our cash-processing operations, where millions of dollars are counted, sorted, or shredded daily. You'll also get a glimpse into the bank's automated vault and see the robotic transports that do the heavy lifting.
Reviewed May 4, 2013

It has some interesting information on the history of banking and some very interesting displays. The movie was a little dry and some of the interactive stuff was not my cup of tea. Overall it was worth stopping and seeing. Make sure you pick up some of the free shredded money they have and post cards. Be prepared to go thru security ie metal detector and x-ray your personal items. You will also be required to put purse or back packs in lockers that are provided.

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed at the Loews Atlanta hotel, which was across the street from the Federal Reserve Bank. We found it to be very interesting. They have a nice interactive museum and then an area where you can overlook the cash processing center. It took about an hour to go through it, which was well worth the time.

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

I highly recommend visiting the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. This is a free self guided tour that you do not need a reservation for. You go through security, show your id to get a visitor badge and put any purses and cameras in a locker. If you’re lucky enough, there are guided tour groups which you can listen in on. The guides we listened on were very information but everything they shared seemed to be on the displays. Don’t forget to pick up a few packs of shredded money and postcards. I enjoyed my visit to the Federal Reserve and the best part was there was no admission fee!

1  Thank monkeysaurusrex
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

This was very intresting and fun to tour through. It is a self guided tour which gives you the opportunity to see part of the working part of the Federal Reserve Bank. There is also many interactive parts to the tour. Stop and play the economic game against your friends and family, that is a lot of fun. There is no cameras allowed buy the give you free postcards and free shredded money. The security staff there are so pleasant, we had an great time on our visit.

1  Thank Dorothy B
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

I really wish more museums would be this good. We (my wife, me and kids 14&11) visited for just over an hour after a picnic in Piedmont Park and wished we had slightly more time to see everything. Fascinating exhibits on the role of the Fed, the history of money, a good virtual economics game, lifting a gold bar (worth $670000) and the highlight observing the workers sort millions of dollars of notes. We took home some free packs of shredded money but now don't know what to do with them! Only downside was no photos allowed inside but I can understand why.

Thank Fazzathebrave
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