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    Total Eclipse in the Parks!

    Merriam will be 99.8% dark when the August 21 eclipse passes across the U.S. Join us in viewing this spectacular celestial event at Antioch, Heritage or Shawnee Mission Park and be one of the first 200 people to receive a pair of eclipse viewing glasses. Learn more...
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    33 Things...A Summer Bucket List!

    Explore things to do and places to go this summer with KC Destinations. With 33 items to discover, there’s more to do than you ever knew! Start today, explore the region, then enter to win a Kansas City prize pack valued at $250. #kcdestinations Enter to Win...
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    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. Read more...
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    2016 Annual Report

    Another year is in the books for the Merriam Visitors Bureau. It seemed as though 2016 flew by here in Merriam, but not without many earned successes and notable happenings. Click below to view the 2016 Merriam Visitors Bureau Annual Report. 2016 Annual Report
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    2017 Visitor Guide Now Available

    Just in time for spring/summer travel season, the 2017 Merriam Community & Visitor Guide is now available. Pickup your copy today at City Hall, the Community Center or the Visitors Bureau office, or view the guide online at www.exploremerriam.com/guide. View the Guide Online...
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    The Little Gallery That Could

    Community centers are known for health and wellness, events, classes, local networking and places to hold meetings, but a growing trend amongst public spaces like these is to also form a greater connection to those who visit the facility through art. Read more...
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    Tour Merriam

    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! Additional Info...
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    Meet in Merriam

    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. Find a Venue...
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    Parks & Rec Facilities Master Plan news

    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. Go to the most recent post...
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    "Still Time" Unveiled in Merriam

    On Wednesday, July 6, the City of Merriam unveiled “Still Time,” a new public art installation located at the corner of Merriam and Johnson Drives. The sculpture represents the first in a series of five placemaking projects the city will fund. Read on...
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    Road Trip BINGO

    There's plenty to do with kids in and around Merriam. Stop by Merriam Historic Plaza for your road trip bingo card, then hit the open road in Kansas to discover popular visitor attractions, eateries and more across the state!

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