Merriam Historic Plaza

Mama bear and two cubs in fountain

Merriam Historic Plaza serves as the gateway to the City of Merriam and is a welcome respite along a heavily-traveled interstate that cuts through the heart of the city. Designed to pay homage to Merriam Park 1880, Merriam Historic Plaza was built in 2006 by BNIM Architects. The 1.6 acre site features a 12-station paved walking path outlining the history of Merriam from pre-settlement to current day. The 2,300 sf building houses the Merriam Visitors Bureau and offers a conference room for weekday meeting rentals.

Merriam Historic Plaza:

  • Opened in 2006
  • Built by BNIM Architects
  • 2,300 square feet building, 1.6 acres
  • 12 historic markers along a paved walking path
  • Meeting space for up to 30 people
  • "Motherhood" bear fountain sculpture by artist Kwan Wu
  • 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)


6304 E. Frontage Road, Merriam 66203  View Map

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