Merriam Historic Plaza

Mama bear and two cubs in fountain

Merriam Historic Plaza serves as the gateway to the City of Merriam. It's a welcome respite along the heavily-traveled I-35 that cuts through the heart of the city.

Designed to pay homage to Merriam Park 1880, Merriam Historic Plaza features a 12-station paved walking path outlining the history of Merriam from pre-settlement to current day. The building houses the Merriam Visitors Bureau office and offers a conference room for weekday meeting rentals.

Merriam Historic Plaza

  • 12 historic markers along a paved walking path
  • 1.6 acres
  • "Motherhood" bear fountain sculpture by artist Kwan Wu
  • Pollinator garden and rain garden
  • Convenient access to I-35 and Shawnee Mission Parkway
  • 10 minutes to downtown KC; 35 minutes to KCI; 20 minutes to the Plaza
  • Merriam Visitors Bureau office (maps, guides, referrals)
  • 2,300 square feet building b uilt by BNIM Architects
  • Meeting space for up to 30 people
  • Opened in 2006


6304 E. Frontage Road, Merriam 66203  View Map

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