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Posted on: October 10, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Fall for Merriam

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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! Check out our fall faves!

  • Take a reflective selfie at Planting the Seeds located at the Merriam Marketplace. Tag @ExploreMerriam so we can like it and love it!
  • Download the Otocast app (free on Google Play or the App Store) to learn about Merriam’s fascinating story. The Interactive Merriam History Tour features engaging content, then & now photos, dynamic narratives and a map to guide you from site to site. 
  • Go Chiefs! Sip some brewskis at Bilski’s, 5831 Merriam Drive. Watch the big game, order the daily special and enjoy Merriam’s friendly neighborhood bar and grill.
  • Make it a movie night at Merriam’s Cinemark—don’t forget the popcorn!
  • Park hop for the day! See how many parks you can visit on a weekend, or check out Merriam’s Waterfall Park to see Hmmm….our newest art exhibit on display.
  • Enjoy KC Destinations newest trips--KC Coffee, KC History and KC Quirky. Learn more at
  • Dress in your spookiest gear and head over to Halloween Happenings on Saturday, October 26 from 2-3:30 pm.
  • Sample the delicious dessert bread at Strawberry Hill Bakery on the West Frontage Road. Try their newest creation, the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake!
  • Plan a family staycation at one of Merriam’s hotels—the Hampton Inn & Suites, Extended Stay America, Quality Inn and Drury Inn & Suites have great rates at
  • Take a stroll along Merriam’s Turkey Creek Streamway Park. Play a game of "I Spy" along the way with the kiddos.
  • Stock up on Merriam swag! We’ve got new long-sleeve tees for $15—stop by City Hall during normal operating hours to purchase.
  • Stop by Merriam Historic Plaza to grab a visitors guide or postcard, snap a pic with the bears or grab a cup of coffee!
  • Geocache your way through Merriam—find hidden containers using clues and coordinates. Learn more at

See you in Merriam this fall! Follow us on Facebook @ExploreMerriam to stay up-to-date on Merriam happenings.

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