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    2019 Holiday Giving

    Merriam is hosting collection barrels for the 2019 Johnson County Christmas Bureau holiday giving campaign now through November 22. Barrels are now in place at City Hall and the Community Center, and residents and visitors are invited to participate. Read on...
  2. 2019 Guide Award

    Visitors Guide Wins State Award

    The Merriam Visitors Bureau brought home another state tourism marketing award for the 2019 Merriam Visitors Guide at the annual tourism conference in Mulvane, Kansas. Read on...
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    Fall for Merriam

    The leaves are changing, temps are dipping and it’s time to unpack the fall wardrobe in preparation for sweater weather. From Friday night lights to not-so-scary frights, Merriam’s got a great lineup of seasonal activities for the whole family! Read more...
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    Interactive Merriam History Tour

    Merriam is home to a fascinating history. The best way to explore all of the local history here in Merriam is with the help of a personal tour guide. The Otocast App is the perfect travel companion to do just that! Read on...
  5. Tourism Week 2019

    Travel Matters in Merriam!

    In celebration of National Tourism Week, Mayor Ken Sissom greeted guests and helped serve on the front lines at Merriam’s Hampton Inn & Suites on Wednesday, May 8. Now in its 36th year, National Tourism Week is the annual salute to travel in America. Read more...
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    Community Spotlight: Jessica Arenholz, Drury Inn & Suites

    One of the friendliest faces you'll meet when entering the Drury Inn, Jessica has been welcoming visitors to Merriam since 2006. From greeting a motor coach to prepping for guest arrivals, Jessica definitely goes the extra mile for visitors in Merriam. Read on...
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    New Community & Visitor Guide

    Request a copy of the 2019 Merriam Community & Visitor Guide! This publication is THE resource to help you find dining, shopping, lodging and attractions in and around Merriam. Click the link below to order or download your guide today. Request a guide...
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    Most Tourist-Friendly City in the U.S.

    The phrase home away from home really means something in Merriam, where familial vibes are strong, a warm meal made with love is easy to come by, and community events bring everyone together. Read more about our 'most tourist-friendly designation' here... Read more...
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    Tour Merriam

    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! Additional Info...
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    Meet in Merriam

    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. Find a Venue...
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    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. Read more...
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    Parks & Rec Facilities Master Plan news

    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. Go to the most recent post...
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    Road Trip BINGO

    There's plenty to do with kids in and around Merriam. Stop by Merriam Historic Plaza for your road trip bingo card, then hit the open road in Kansas to discover popular visitor attractions, eateries and more across the state!

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