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“Great free & quick activity”

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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Ranked #38 of 291 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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great free & quick activity”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stopped here after our MLK Jr. tour since we had time. Got there around 3pm and it closes at 4pm (though they didn't kick us out, which was nice). Wish we had gotten there a bit earlier to have more time to go through all the displays and hands on exhibits. Parked across the street to the east in a surface lot for $6. There are free lockers for your purses and bags while you are in the museum. It was fascinating to watch the automated money movers and the machines counting $$ and looking for deteriorated bills to shred. There are little bags of shredded bills that you can take home for free located in the lobby, along with postcards. There is a fun game you can play with up to three people where each person is a consumer, business or banker. Each makes choices in each round to try to increase net worth. There is a small theater where you can select two videos to watch. We selected the Role of the Fed. Another interactive exhibit has you play a new bank employee that has to decide what loans and investments to accept/deny. Displays include examples of counterfeit bills, money used throughout history, a gold bar, and gold coins minted in Georgia.

Visited May 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Everyone should visit at least once”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

This tour is not huge or overwhelming. This is a self paced tour. It's free and everyone should at least visit this one or one near you once in your life. I literally was in the room with $2.35 million dollars in fives right within my reach!!

Visited May 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A surprise find. Worth the trip . . . at least it was for the adults!”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

We stumbled across this FREE (!) museum quite by accident, and we loved it! Our 10 year old child complained that he was bored for the first part of this small museum, but we found it absolutely fascinating. There is a lot of reading in the initial parts of the museum, but the things we learned had us riveted. Further inside there is an interactive financial game that we all enjoyed playing, and we also found the "spot the counterfeit bill" challenge interesting. At the back of the museum you get to watch the transfer of cash from the vault and see the counters, sorters, shredders and counterfeit screening in action. It's kinda mind boggling.

Don't forget to pick up your bag of shredded money on your way out!

The only reason we didn't give this a 5 was because you can't watch money actually being made at this facility.

NOTE: You cannot take cameras, phones, bags or anything else into the facility; however, they have free lockers that are large enough to hold everything while you enjoy the museum.

Visited April 2014
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“Visiting the Federal Reserve Bank”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Very enjoyable stop to make. It explained a lot of questions I had about the operation and why, and more importantly, who makes the decisions regarding the money policies for the country.

Visited February 2014
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We went to the Federal reserve bank an saw how it operates. We did not really see anything but the walk thru interactive history was great! This is a field trip an it's free! So parking is not to far away that will be your big expense if you don't do lunch....,

Visited September 2013
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