Helpful Information

From relocation information to places to charge your vehicle, this is the spot for helpful resources as you plan your trip to Merriam...or, after you arrive! Need more
help planning your trip?
Contact us for help planning anything from a weekend visit to group tours!

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Request a Visitor Guide

request-guide-bg.png The best way to plan your trip to Merriam is with the 2021 Merriam Community & Visitor Guide! Request one at the link below:

Getting Here

Route your journey to Merriam starting with our Google location which takes you right to the Merriam Visitors Bureau, open Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Transportation

Need some wheels when you get to town or looking for a place to charge your car? Here's a helpful list of transportation options in and around Merriam.

VEHICLE NEED A CHARGE?
Plug in at any of these electric charging stations found throughout Merriam or click the link to see a customized map of stations across the metro.

  • Baron BMW: 9037 West 62nd Terrace
  • IKEA: 6000 IKEA Way
  • Hendrick Nissan: 8400 Shawnee Mission Parkway
  • Antioch Park: 6501 Antioch
  • Advent Health: 9100 West 74th Street

 

KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
One International Square, Kansas City, MO 64153 | 816-243-5248
For millions of passengers each year, Kansas City International Airport serves as mid America's link to the world. Drawing passengers, cargo and commerce from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and beyond, the airport is a major catalyst in the growth and development of the region and plays a significant role in bringing new business, conventions and tourists to the area. With its drive-to-gate terminal design, KCI (IATA Code MCI) was dubbed the world's most people-friendly airport.

AMTRAK
30 West Pershing Road (Union Station), Kansas City, MO 64108  |  800-872-4245
Amtrak offers passenger rail service to 500+ destinations nationwide. Kansas City area passenger stations include Kansas City Union Station, Independence and Lee's Summit. Only the Kansas City Union Station office can help coordinate a trip and sell tickets.

GREYHOUND
816-221-2835
Come to the metro by bus! Greyhound's network connects Kansas City to more than 3,800 destinations. 

RideKC
816-221-0660
RideKC is your one-stop website for trip planning, maps and schedules, and everything you need to get around the KC metro area by bus. Please keep in mind that all maps, routes and schedules are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please call 816-221-0660. 

KC STREETCAR
600 E 3rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64106  |  816-221-0660
Running from the River Market on the north end to Union Station and Crown Center on the south, KC Streetcar connects all the downtown neighborhoods with 16 platform stops and 2 miles of track. Plus - It's free to ride!

PRESTIGE TRANSPORT
913-257-3895
Whether you need individual service to the airport or executive motor coaches for a large group, Prestige can provide not just the vehicles you need, but the kind of experience you should expect from a luxury chauffeured car service.

zTrip
913-469-8747
It's not a taxi, it's a zTrip. Need a ride? Get the app or book online. The zTrip app is designed to make your ride the quickest and best it can be.

Stay Connected

Learn about road closures, city events and more with e-Merriam updates, or follow along with the City's social media accounts!

Moving Here?

We're happy to welcome you to our community! Merriam is a great place to live, work, raise a family and create lifelong memories. And, we’re fortunate to have earned some very impressive rankings to back that up!

Merriam Home

 Here’s some helpful tips to get settled in…

  1. Get the hook-up … find information on utilities, schools, codes and more on the city's My Home page. Let us know you’re here--contact City Hall at 913.322.5500 to receive a new resident welcome packet.
  2. Stay in-the-know … sign up for e-Merriam updates, connect on Nextdoor or follow the city socially!
  3. Attend a city council meeting to meet your council representative, learn about what’s happening in Merriam, or, to see how the governance structure works. Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. *Right now, meetings are held virtually—learn more here!
  4. Take a class, meet friends for Bingo, or join the Merriam Community Center!
  5. Get involved by volunteering! It’s the best way to meet new people and engage with your community. From local events to boards and commissions, if you’ve got the passion, we’ve got the resources to connect you.