Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency facility, Fort Worth

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See the entire paper money printing process from beginning to end at one of only two places in the country at Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency facility. Take a self-guided tour of two floors of interactive exhibits on the history and art of currency production. You'll see actual bills being made as you walk across an enclosed walkway suspended over the production floor. Watch the high-definition film on the process in the theater, or stop by the gift shop for souvenirs like dollar bill memorabilia or an uncut sheet of bills. Adults will need to bring an ID; the site recommends allowing 30 minutes to pass through security (although it rarely takes that long). Arrange your visit to Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency facility and discover more family-friendly attractions in Fort Worth using our Fort Worth day trip planning site .
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  • This is the first time visiting the Bureau of Engraving and printing in Fort Worth, Texas. The tour is self-guided and available in several foreign languages. The tour features the various steps of cu...  more »
  • Where the USA prints its money, basically it's just a printing press, albeit one run on very high standards! Paper money only lasts 5-10y in circulation so has to be replaced as it wears out. Most of ...  more »
  • My wife and I decided to take a day to just explore around Fort Worth ... and, we had heard amazing things about this working facility (one of only two places in the United States where US currency wa...  more »
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  • Learned how 75 percent of US currency is printed, packed, and shipped out. Cameras and electronic devices capable of taking pictures are obviously prohibited.
  • It is a great place to learn all about U.S. paper currency.  You can see millions of dollars being printed as you walk along the gallery overlooking the production. You can buy uncut money and other interesting objects in the shop. No telephone is permitted. You can only photo outside of the bureau.
  • The was a fun informative tour. It's amazing how much work goes into printing our paper money. My kids really enjoyed see how all this worked.
  • This place is never open. Finally got a day off that wasn't a national holiday and thought it would be cool to check out. Went on Friday 12/30 and it was closed. No notice on their website! Better call before you make sure they are open before making plans.
  • Free tour was fun and informative. The people were very friendly.

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