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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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Informative, interactive and fun

For such a dry topic, this is a very informative and fun museum to visit. It’s small, but it’s... read more

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JudyGraham
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Interesting museum

I'd read about this and was keen to visit it. It was informative. It even had an exhibit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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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 yesterday via mobile

For such a dry topic, this is a very informative and fun museum to visit. It’s small, but it’s free. There are interesting exhibits and lots of hands on experiences. You can create your own money and get souvenir photos, all free, what a nice...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'd read about this and was keen to visit it. It was informative. It even had an exhibit relating to cryptocurrencies. It also had a kiosk where you could take your photo visiting the Museum, and then out pops the developed photo. A great moment!...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great museum! It is a good size as it is not so overwhelmingly big and there is plenty to see. Lots of interactive things to take part in and it was so nice to have opportunities to be provided with things to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Chicago on business and saw this museum on line. I thought it would be better then it was. Not that it’s a bad museum. It’s just not much there. 15 min was enough. Maybe if you have dinner reservations and your early...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

•Don’t give it a miss if you are in Chicago. •You have to carry ID card and need to go through security check (similar to airport). •Can view handwritten ledgers which are more than 100 year old and capturing salaries of employees including Federal Reserve...More

Thank Murthy31
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museums are boring compared to everything else in the digital age - especially for kids. This museum is a free, 1-hour in-and-out that holds kid's attention. They get to see what a million dollars looks like, see the security features, and some other exhibits. It's...More

Thank BillB234M5
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good in theory however not much substance, so glad it was free as would have not been happy had there been a fee

Thank Charmaineluvsu
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 21 April 2018 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 9 April 2018 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

Thank lb33wonka
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CindyHuddleston
2 December 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
11 November 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
25 November 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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