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“A different view of corporate America”

Hallmark Visitors Center
Ranked #24 of 153 things to do in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: See everything behind the world's most popular greeting card at the company's factory headquarters.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A different view of corporate America”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I spent about an hour at the Hallmark Visitor's Center while in Kansas City. It is not flashy or noisy. It is a thoughtful reminder of Hallmark products throughout the years. I admit that I am a sap--and have been known to cry at Hallmark commercials, but I did love the retrospective of their products--from the earliest post-cards to their movies. Maybe it was just a "snow job" but this company seems to value their employees (ARTISTS!). This is such a difference with the way corporate America generally works. It gave me hope.
I wish Hallmark "the very best." And, I think that this is a wonderfully relaxing way to spend some KC time!

Visited October 2012
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Brown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not for the younger crowd.”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

I have a greater respect for a Hallmark card. The visitor center and not real easy to find, tucked back in with the corp. offices. A lot of reading. Make sure you see the short film they have as an option to see about the family that started Hallmark. Also the complex they built with their own proves that a company can make it work.

Visited October 2012
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Omaha, Nebraska
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77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Hallmark Center was Cool”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is a free venue! It is self quided so you can take it slow if you have the time or quick. A lot of history, clips of the tear producing commercials as well as Hallmark Hall of Fame productions. You actually see a printing press printing the inside message of a card as well as a die press cutting paper into designs. Lots of collectible ornaments on display as well as replicas of past Christmas trees for Crown Center.

Visited October 2012
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Port Alberni, Canada
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207 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

If you are in the area take a quick look at the visitors center. The show how they print cards and how bows are made. Nice to take a look back at the old Hallmark cards.

Visited October 2012
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Bethesda, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Take the whole family”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We enjoyed the history but there are fun surprises for the kids, too. Very well designed & doesn't take too long to see the whole thing.

Visited October 2012
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