More US money is made in Denver than anywhere else, and visitors
can take a tour of the Denver Mint to see exactly what's behind
that tiny 'D' on most US coins. The Denver Mint opened in 1863, and
originally melted gold dust and nuggets into bars for the Federal
Reserve; today it churns out billions of coins each year.
Self-guided tours through the visitors' gallery provide a birds-eye
view of the coin-minting process, with signs and displays
explaining how it works. The whole tour takes about an hour, and
reservations are required.
Address: West Colfax Avenue and Delaware Street
Postal Code: 80204
Opening Time: Monday to Friday 8am-3pm.