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Money Museum – This Is What One Million Dollars Looks Like

Visiting the Money Museum in Chicago gives you a look at what one million dollars looks like—in $20 and $1 bills.

It’s pretty amazing to look at it and for a moment or moments, I was dreaming of… you know. LOL…

It’s free. Yes, it’s free going inside. Like, nada fee.

The security, however, is like in American airports, minus the baring of your foot. You and your bags will undergo airport-type scanning. You’ll understand why. That $1 million inside must be REAL. When I went out of the tiny museum, I asked one of the gorgeous guards there if it was real–he just smiled and said, “I can’t tell you.” I didn’t press for follow-up question. His gorgeousness distracted me, made me acquire selective amnesia. LOL…

Inside, you just don’t learn about the history of US dollars but also a great deal information of how money is made, spent and shredded. You can even make / design your own money electronically by pressing few buttons.

Money Museum - This Is What One Million Dollars Looks Like

Money Museum – This Is What One Million Dollars Looks Like.

As soon as I was scanned, the other gorgeous guard, unlocked the door for me. And guess what? This well of coins (pictured above) lit up in rainbows! Really, that scanner can determine I have a rainbow halo in me? That’s awesome! LOL…

Money Museum - This Is What One Million Dollars Looks Like

Money Museum – This Is What One Million Dollars Looks Like.

Those cryptic stuff in your money explained. 

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The business of money. Although we handle a lot of paper currency, most payments are electronic. Actual payment is just a small percentage of the financial transactions we do everyday.

Money Museum - This Is What One Million Dollars Looks Like

Money Museum – This Is What One Million Dollars Looks Like.

Do you know that bills that are can’t be used anymore because they are torn apart or just plain overused are shredded here? You can even take a bagful of the shredded bill. Good luck assembling the puzzle! LOL…

Money Museum - This Is What One Million Dollars Looks Like

Money Museum – This Is What One Million Dollars Looks Like.

A Cube of Cash worth $1-M in $1 bill! This cube weighs 2000 lbs! If you spend $1 every second of every day, that would only last you 12 days to spend all of it!

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Here’s the electronic screen where you can make or design your own money– send it to your email after.

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This is another ONE MILLION DOLLARS in $20 bills! For a moment, I was dreaming…. Such fleeting happiness. Hahahahaha…. 

Money Museum - This Is What One Million Dollars Looks Like

Money Museum – This Is What One Million Dollars Looks Like.

A closer look of the $1,000,000.

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