Posted on: May 16, 2017

Total Eclipse in the Parks!


Merriam will be 99.8% dark when the August 21 eclipse passes across the U.S. Join us in viewing this spectaular celestial event at Antioch, Heritage or Shawnee Mission Park and be one of the first 200 people to receive a pair of eclipse viewing glasses.

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

33 Things...A Summer Bucket List!

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Explore things to do and places to go this summer with KC Destinations. With 33 items to discover, there’s more to do than you ever knew! Start today, explore the region, then enter to win a Kansas City prize pack valued at $250. #kcdestinations

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Pet Friendly Merriam


In celebration of National Pet Day on April 11th (yes, it’s a thing–the National Calendar at a Glance says so), we thought it fitting to celebrate and share the fur babies in our lives, and educate visitors about Merriam’s plethora of pet-friendly places.

Posted on: March 27, 2017

2016 Annual Report


Another year is in the books for the Merriam Visitors Bureau. It seemed as though 2016 flew by here in Merriam, but not without many earned successes and notable happenings. Click below to view the 2016 Merriam Visitors Bureau Annual Report.

2016 Annual Report
Posted on: March 8, 2017

2017 Visitor Guide Now Available


Just in time for spring/summer travel season, the 2017 Merriam Community & Visitor Guide is now available. Pickup your copy today at City Hall, the Community Center or the Visitors Bureau office, or view the guide online at

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

The Little Gallery That Could

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Community centers are known for health and wellness, events, classes, local networking and places to hold meetings, but a growing trend amongst public spaces like these is to also form a greater connection to those who visit the facility through art.

Posted on: December 29, 2016

Meet in Merriam

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The meeting room at Meriam Historic Plaza is an ideal location for small to mid-size meetings, trainings or events. With affordable rates, an accessible location and top of the line technology, your next meeting is one click away.

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Tour Merriam

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If you're a group tour planner looking for new and unique tours, come explore Merriam. From instruments to dessert bread, candles to guitar lamps, Merriam has a nice blend of group-friendly tours. Click the link below to learn more and schedule today!

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Parks & Rec Facilities Master Plan news

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In an effort to keep the community up-to-date on the development of a Parks Facilities Master Plan, there's now a blog dedicated to the issue. Click below to stay informed of this exciting master plan.

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

"Still Time" Unveiled in Merriam

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On Wednesday, July 6, the City of Merriam unveiled “Still Time,” a new multi-sensory public art installation located at the corner of Merriam and Johnson Drives. The sculpture represents the first in a series of five placemaking projects the city will fun...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Road Trip BINGO


There's plenty to do with kids in and around Merriam. Stop by Merriam Historic Plaza to pick up a road trip bingo card (or download one at the read more link), then hit the open road in Kansas to discover popular visitor attractions, eateries and more ac...Read on...

Just for Kids