About Us 


The Merriam Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the City of Merriam, Kansas. We are responsible for generating incremental economic benefit to the community through the attraction of leisure travelers and corporate groups. Our overall goal is to ensure a positive visitor experience by providing the most detailed and helpful information with exceptional customer service.

The Merriam Visitors Bureau...

  • Is funded by a portion of the transient guest tax paid by visitors staying at Merriam hotels (no residential tax dollars fund our program of work).
  • Is committed to elevating Merriam’s position to attract visitors in the leisure, sport, and corporate markets.
  • Operates with two full-time staff and a volunteer advisory council.
  • Offices at Merriam Historic Plaza, located at Shawnee Mission Parkway and I-35.



Tourism Partners

While Merriam's tourism program is definitely one to be proud of, we certainly would not be as successful without the support of our partners, both regionally and state-wide. From our local advisory council to associations covering the entire state of Kansas, we value the partnerships that exist with those who share a common interest in promoting our destination to visitors near and far.

KC Destinations

 Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area

Frontier Military Historic Byway

Kansas Tourism

Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce

Northeast Kansas Tourism

Travel Industry Association of Kansas

U.S. Travel Association