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Courtesy of Hallmark Visitors Center

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2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

Price & Hours

Free

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Museums, Free Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend

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  • 5.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Chances are you've given or received a Hallmark greeting card at some point in your life. What you may not know is that Hallmark originated in Kansas City. In 1910, 18-year-old Joyce C. Hall of Nebraska gathered two shoeboxes filled with postcards and set out to create a greeting card company. More than a century later, Hallmark – still run by Hall’s descendants – is one of the largest card brands in the world.

If you’re looking for the same warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you receive a card from a loved one, recent visitors say this museum is a must-see. Wander through the exhibits at your own pace, or give the visitor center a call to sign up for an hour-long guided tour (offered every day at 2 p.m.). Either way, you’ll take a journey through the history of Hallmark with interactive displays and detailed exhibits, and you can also view a short film about the company or take a break at the gift shop. For children, the Hallmark Visitors Center offers a scavenger hunt that will send them on a mission to find specific artifacts throughout the museum.

Best of all, admission into the Hallmark Visitors Center is free for all travelers. The center is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed on Sundays. If you are visiting around a holiday, be sure to check the Hallmark Visitors Center website for special hours.

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