What’s the story behind the first dollar? Have this and many more questions answered at the Mint Museum, which traces the history of coin making and currency. You can look at their phenomenal collection close up and even play detective and analyze some of their rarest treasures under a magnifying glass. Take the unique triple staircase and emerge in a glittering world of Swarovski crystals and pure glamour. For a physical memory you can go ahead and mint your own coin the old-fashioned way; this little trinket will last forever.