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Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank

230 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604-1413
+1 312-322-2400
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Great place to visit

We went just after it opened in the morning, no queue and not busy, we really enjoyed it plus it's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Darin C
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Free

We really enjoyed this. It was free and you got a bag of shredded money. The kids enjoyed it as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jani M
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Stuart
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Where can you take your picture with a million bucks? Create your own currency? Try your hand at managing inflation? These are just some of the interactive activities available at the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.We're open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except Bank holidays, when we are closed). If you want to learn a bit more about the Fed, come for our 1 p.m. guided tour (allow about 45 minutes). Admission is always free. The best part: you'll walk away with about $300 in cash--shredded, of course.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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230 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604-1413
Downtown / The Loop
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+1 312-322-2400
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went just after it opened in the morning, no queue and not busy, we really enjoyed it plus it's free.

Thank Darin C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this. It was free and you got a bag of shredded money. The kids enjoyed it as well.

Thank Jani M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this was amazing . So nice and clean! It was very informative and the best part about it ...... FREE!!!! Get your FREE printed photo at the end and also your FREE bag of shredded money . You will need about 1-1.5 hours...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Money Museum was small but very entertaining with lots of different interactive activities for children and adults. Nice you can also get a bag of shredded money as a souvenir. The place isn't very large so you should be able to get through it in...More

Thank Bill F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is free and open on weekdays. For security reasons, you must show ID to get in. The whole museum can be seen in an hour. My 13 year old daughter loved it. They have some fun interactive exhibits. They have small bags of...More

Thank Miamimomfl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this place on the Hop on Hop off tour. Very cool and a great way to learn about the US money system. Oddly enough we were to see Hamilton - the Play and made the connection between him as the picture on...More

Thank DMC90
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum inside the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on S. LaSalle St. proved to be an enjoyable hour-long activity. After going thru airport-style security conducted by a heavily-armed but friendly guard, we entered the ground floor museum. On the day of our visit...More

Thank CultureVulture60657
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

It is a short walking distance from the Willis Tower and we stopped here on our downtown walking tour. It is free and anyone over 18 needs to show a driver license to get in to the museum. When you walk into the lobby you...More

Thank Betty C
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

I never knew the city had a Money Museum at the Federal Reserve. It was FREE and we spent 2-hours there including a 1:00 p.m. presentation about it! It was appropriate for older elementary school children through adults. There was a special exhibit about Alexander...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Stumbled across this little museum by accident (only went in to ask directions) and the security guard invited us into the museum. We did need to show photo ID to get in but was really worth it. Its not the biggest but was very cool...More

2  Thank Dave B
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CindyHuddleston
December 2, 2017|
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Response from RoxyG1 | Reviewed this property |
the Museum is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00pm, except on Bank holidays. Christmas day i'ts closed as well January 1st. Being the December 24th 2017 a Sunday, it will be closed.
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Dave F
November 11, 2017|
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Response from Alan F | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of beyond showing bills he is on.
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Zaidiej
November 26, 2016|
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Response from Lia D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was closed on Thanksgiving. There is a list of their bank holidays on their website which I am not able to include in this comment since this site doesn't allow you to post website links as an answer.
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