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“A lot of fun learning - watch the money go by.”

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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Atlanta Segway Tour: Midtown Sightseeing
Ranked #40 of 286 things to do in Atlanta
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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.
Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A lot of fun learning - watch the money go by.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

The facility in interesting - from the armed guards that meet you when you go in - to the armed K9 patrol that walks around the block making sure that all is safe.

The entire museum was interesting - with museum pieces of old money - wampum, bills, coins, all kinds of things. there were several exhibits that explained how loans work - from the consumers point and from the banks point and from the small business owners points.

Then you get to go watch them count the money. There are robotics that move the money around from delivery to processing to storage.....and dont forget to get your shredded money on the way out. Authentic.

Even our 10 year olds liked it.

Visited June 2013
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Neat place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta was something that we weren't originally planning on doing during our trip to Atlanta, but we're glad that we stopped in. The exhibits are educational and fun, and watching the robots move the money from place to place was neat to watch. You aren't allowed to have any sort of pack in the building, but they provide lockers free of charge for you to use. If you have in interest in money, want happens to it, how it's stored, etc., I would definitely recommend this place.

Visited June 2013
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Sunnyvale, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“No Pictures Allowed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Amazing views of workers bundling millions of dollars, and robot carts moving it to the safe. Must go through security like the airport. I had to leave a paring knive from my picnic outside in the bushes

Visited June 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Free money to take away...!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

OK so the free money is shredded - shame!

The museum is free and includes interactive computer presentations of the role of the Fed and monetary policy, displays of money through the ages including counterfeit notes and a film. A viewing area lets you watch the fully automated vehicles drive past you (behind glass) carrying large creates of money.

I'd suggest that the museum would only be of interest to children who are 12+ years old through to adults of all ages. Allow 1 to 1.5 hours to complete at a leisurely pace.

The entrance is not well marked but is the (only) door opening towards Peachtree Street. Entry is free but you do need to produce suitable ID. Overseas photo driving licences / passports are acceptable.

Visited May 2013
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“A nice place to visit for free”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2013
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