A 3-day stay in Denver allows you to venture into districts beyond downtown for a taste of the city’s diversity, including experiencing the outdoors in any season, from ski resorts to hiking trails. You also have time to visit the Rocky Mountains or Colorado Springs.
The United States Mint in Denver offers free tours for adults and kids over the age of seven. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis for six tours daily, and tickets can only be picked up for that day. Security is tight in the building, so adults are expected to carry photo identification, and all visitors are subject to security screenings. Those who simply want to take in the impressive architecture from the outside can see the mint as part of a sightseeing tour of Denver.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Denver Mint tour is a must for history buffs.
Tours of the mint last approximately 45 minutes.
Arrive as early as possible to secure tickets, particularly during peak travel times.
Photography is not permitted while on the tour, and cell phones must be turned off.
Prohibited items include handbags, purses, backpacks, and strollers; no storage is provided, so be sure to leave these items in your hotel or the trunk of your car.
The mint facilities are ADA accessible.
How to Get There
The Denver Mint is located off I-25 from exit 210A. Parking is available at meters and area public lots.
When to Get There
Tickets for the Denver Mint tour are limited, and during peak travel times—spring and summer vacation, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and winter break—they often run out early. Plan to arrive before the ticket booth opens at 7am to secure your tickets; tours are available Monday to Thursday.
Denver Mint by the Numbers
The Denver Mint went into operation in 1906 and produced some 167 million gold and silver coins in its first year. Today, the mint sometimes exceeds 50 million coins per day, and it also houses the largest stash of gold bars in the nation.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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As well as visiting the Denver Mint, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit:
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- Denver Firefighters Museum
- Denver Art Museum (DAM)
- Denver Civic Center Park
- Hard Rock Cafe Denver
- Colorado State Capitol Building
- Denver 16th Street Mall
- Denver Center for the Performing Arts
- Molly Brown House Museum
- Larimer Square
- Lower Downtown Denver (LoDo)
- Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park
- Downtown Aquarium
- Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
- Denver Botanic Gardens
- Denver City Park