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Inside the Economy Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank

411 Locust St, Saint Louis, MO 63102
+1 314-444-7309
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Educational activity

Not a tour, but a collection of interactive stations. Free. Quite impressive how they've turned a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris S
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Quite educational

Right down by the Gateway Arch, this free museum was a great way to talk about money and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mindyt131
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Lowell, Michigan
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The economy. We hear about it every day, but how much do we actually know about it? The award-winning Inside the Economy(R) Museum inside the historic Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will immerse you in a one-of-a-kind experience that explains the economy, and your role in it, in a fun and interactive way. Engage in a hands-on journey through nearly 100 exhibits that are brought to life through interactive displays, games, sculptures and videos.
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411 Locust St, Saint Louis, MO 63102
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+1 314-444-7309
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a tour, but a collection of interactive stations. Free. Quite impressive how they've turned a difficult topic like the economy into a fun place. No parking and heavy security to get in. Very friendly staff, and everyone goes home with a bag of (shredded)...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Right down by the Gateway Arch, this free museum was a great way to talk about money and the economy. They took our photo IDs while we went through the metal detectors and we were on our way in. The people working there were all...More

Thank Mindyt131
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance and tour is free! You even get a free bag of shredded money upon completion of the tour. The museum is interactive and had various types of displays such as traditional, digital, and interactive. The gift shop has cool and reasonably priced souvenirs...More

1  Thank OTM330
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was more than I expected. I really liked the educational aspect of it. I learned a lot about the economy. I especially liked the exhibit on inflation.

Thank Matthew C
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Accidentally stumbled upon this museum and glad we did. Lots of interactive exhibits for the kids to learn about our economy and how one thing affects another.

Thank Peanut977
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This was a fun and informative tour. Best of all it’s free. It’s self guided for the most part but there is staff readily available to answer questions. There are plenty of interactive exhibits. Would be great for teaching young children and teenagers about financial...More

2  Thank jlp1981
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

it talks about history, fed reserve, economy and they have videos , upon entrance there is key note by president of the bank.

1  Thank Savi K
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

If you're at all interested in the Federal Reserve system or even just in learning about our parts in the economy, this is a great museum. You'd never know this was inside a bank, it's a very interactive learning experience. And you get a free...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Very cool place. A lot of interesting material and information. The museum is inside the Federal Reserve Bank (huge) in downtown St. Louis. It is also free and a nice stop!

1  Thank td397
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Was burning time on a family visit to St. Louis and decided to come here. They do a great job of dumbing down the US economy to a level that most anybody can understand. I say it's great for kids, but let's face it: a...More

1  Thank Wandering_97340
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Susan K
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Hi Susan We are open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hope you can plan a visit! Regards, Suzanne
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