Before we left Denver, we wanted to visit the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch. It was a only a few minutes away from our hotel, free to enter, and you didn’t have to make an appointment to get in. Free + easy = awesome when you travel.. lol. We wanted to visit the Denver Mint, but you had to make reservations months ahead, and we were not that prepared.. hahahah.
After going through a metal detector, we entered the lobby area. From here I could see the huge stack of money showcased in the corner. $30,000,000.00 just sat there behind glass. All in beautiful hundred dollar bills (though I read on Yelp that most of it was fake and only the bills you could see were real… boooooo). I have to admit, we stood there for much longer than we should have. I mean it was just money.. soo much moneyyyyyy.
We watched a short film in another room, and came back out to look at all the older bills. I had never seen denominations so high. $100,000.00 on 1 piece of paper! At the end of the self guided tour, you get each get a little bag of shredded money. I forgot to take a picture of it, but it was basically shredded money in a cello bag.
If you’re in Denver and have an hour to kill, head on over to the Federal Reserve Branch Bank. It’s a quick tour and best of all.. free :D
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Denver Branch Official Website / Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Denver Branch on Yelp / The Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Denver Branch on Trip Advisor