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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Be Merriam's Valentine!

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Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching! Whether you’re a hopeless romantic and this is your favorite day of the year, or you’re more of a year-round love-bug, Merriam’s got the 411 on all things LOVE. Check out our latest blog!

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Super Bowl Bound...LIV it Up!

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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

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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

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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: 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: 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...

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