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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Play it Safe – Avoid Our Playgrounds

Avoid our playgrounds during coronavirus

While our parks are not closed to the public, we recommend you follow CDC guidelines and avoid our playgrounds and park equipment. We encourage you to enjoy our Turkey Creek Streamway Trail and other public trails across the region. 

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Local Love While Social Distancing

Local Love Challenge

The Visitors Bureau has created a local love challenge. Similar to bingo, it's a fun idea to try at home with your family while you shelter in place. See if you can cross off all 12 spots, and then, create a few of your own.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Merriam City Offices Closing to the Public Today at Noon

notice that City offices closed to public through April  5

In an effort to limit the community spread of COVID-19, the City of Merriam is closing all city offices to the public effective today, March 17 at noon through Sunday, April 5. All essential services will remain operational, and our employees are ready to...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Travel Green...10 ways to reduce your travel footprint!

Travel Green

This month's blog post was originally slated to discuss traveling green! We believe it's still a pertinent topic and one that we can all implement while planning our travels ahead--travels we hope can be a reality sooner than later!

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

The City of Merriam Prepares to Help Limit the Spread of COVID-19


Irene B. French Community Center Closing Today at 5 p.m.

In a continued effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the City of Merriam will close the Irene B. French Community Center at 5 p.m. today, March 13 with the plan to reopen Monday, April 6, 2020. All...

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COVID-19 Updates Visitors Bureau
Posted on: February 25, 2020

2020 Visitors Guide!

Vis Guide Newsroom

The 2020 Merriam Community & Visitors Guide is hot off the press! Start planning your next Merriam adventure with this handy resource packed full of visitor amenities, Merriam locals’ favorites, special features, a lesson in history, and so ...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Super Bowl Bound...LIV it Up!

Super Bowl bears

It’s been 50 years since Chiefs fans have felt this type of hype. The entire city is red, EVERYONE is excited about the big game, and the way this community is coming together is magical!

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

It's Your Time Off!

Plan for Vacation Day

Did you end the year with leftover vacation days? Take time now to plan for 2020 and use the time you earn. National Plan for Vacation Day is Tuesday, January 28–make a plan to claim your days for the rest of the year at the start of the year!

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Visitors Guide Wins State Award

2019 Guide Award

The Merriam Visitors Bureau brought home another marketing award for the Merriam Visitors Guide from the annual tourism conference last week in Mulvane, Kansas. The three-day conference provides an opportunity for tourism professionals across the state to...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Interactive Merriam History Tour

Otocast 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! Whether you’ve lived here all your life ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Travel Matters in Merriam!

Tourism Week 2019

In celebration of National Tourism Week, Merriam’s 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...


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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Community Spotlight: Jessica Arenholz, Drury Inn & Suites


Having been at Drury in Merriam for 13 years now, would you consider this community your home away from home and why?Absolutely! It's so vital to know the community inside and out so that we can direct our guests to the best restaurants and attractions wh...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Most Tourist-Friendly City in the U.S.


Merriam, Kansas was recently named to Expedia's list of the "Top Tourist-Friendly Cities in the U.S." From a five-star rating for our local Visitors Bureau, to plenty of places to rest your head and a delicious made-in-Merriam dessert bread, vis...


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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Tour Merriam

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!

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Meet in Merriam

merriam meeting room

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: 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.

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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: 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 Visitors Bureau