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Contents Welcome to Merriam For locals and visitors alike, there is yearround exploring to do in Merriam, Kansas. From a growing arts scene to plentiful outdoor recreation, familyfriendly fun to oneof

Woods Getting Getting Around Town Parkville Houston Lake Riverside Kansas City, Kansas Miles from Merriam kansas CitY 8 miles des moines 202 miles WiCHita 186 miles Parkville Around Town Houston La

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Local Life Whether youre a new resident receiving our annual guide for the first time, or youve lived in Merriam for decades, we know that its the people who make this community a desirable place to l

City of Merriam by the numbers... Founded in 1864 parks w it h 6.5 le m 11 historic landmarks sites 15 18,123 s 11,281 SQUARE MILES POPULATION s of t rail Merriam Farmers Market shoppers 20

Were close to everything... Except average The ideal community for comfortable family living, Georgetown Apartments offers acres of exquisitely landscaped grounds with a comprehensive array of fine re

Charlene Muller More than 60 years combined experience Licensed real estate agents in both Kansas and Missouri Property expertise in all price ranges A top team of ReeceNichols Town Center Office 200

A snapshot of Merriams humble beginnings which paved the way to become one of the Top 100 Small Towns Across America and The 1 Place to Start a Business in Kansas. The Making of Merriam 1 FULL STEA

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Insiders Perspective STON EY While we know its helpful to learn how to obtain a garage sale permit from City Hall or where the local schools or grocery stores are located, we also know that consumer

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B 1 6 I R O A D T R I P Merriam Kansas N G 16 O 21 22 11 2 7 12 17 23 3 4 8 FREE SPACE 14 18 9 5 10 15 1 Visit a travel center along the route a local coffee shop 19 20 24 2

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Shop Dine Merriam Dining Aftershock Bar Grill Anitas Cuisine 5240 Merriam Drive 913.384.5646 5816 Merriam Drive 913.432.5855 Annie Richmond Marketing Manager at IKEA M ee t Annie 1 Bilskis Ba

See Do Whether youre in town for a sporting event, visiting friends and relatives or conducting a corporate sales visit, Merriam offers 519 clean and affordable hotel rooms with guestpreferred amenit

Stay Awhile 9009 Shawnee Mission Pkwy. 9132369200 www.druryhotels.com 6451 E. Frontage Road 9132366006 www.extendedstay.com 7400 W. Frontage Road 9137220800 www.hamptoninn.com 6601 E. Frontage Roa

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Park Yourself Here 2 10 6 11 Did you know that according to the National Recreation Parks Association, youth living in neighborhoods with multiple recreation and park facilities are more likely to be

QUALITY HEALTH CARE IS CENTRAL TO A HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE IN ANY COMMUNITY. At the REACH Healthcare Foundation, we invest in healthy communities by focusing on the health and wellbeing of all people.

Events of 2016 Merriam is a great community to take in a local concert, shop the farmers market, enjoy an annual festival or attend a holiday gathering. Check out this sampling of the events not to mi

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Celebrating 10 years at Merriam Historic Plaza Come celebrate with the Visitors Bureau staff all year long at Merriam Historic Plaza, 6304 East Frontage Road. Each month, the Bureau will feature a new

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Top 10 Did You Knows About Merriam Historic Plaza Merriam Historic Plaza, built in 2006, pays homage to the late 1800s when Merriam Park was the grandest amusement west of the Mi

Meeting Group Planners Merriam is not only a great place to live or leisurely visit, its also an ideal location to host a business meeting or schedule a tour for groups. The Visitors Bureau should be

Need a fresh start We can help Auto Finance Center of Merriam Auto Finance Centers 5232 Merriam Drive Merriam KS 66203 4 First Time Buyers Ok 4 Low Down Payment 4 No Application Refused 4 Easy Payd

Next Door Neighbors to Kansas City is more than just our tagline, its a fact. Merriam truly is next door to many neighboring cities and only 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City. With bordering commun

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Cl o eG ks d eW d ro Ps in tH e G a rd en b ri am k am o Yl u lo u e re Ce Heres the top 10 photos tagging Merriam that we selected from Instagram throughout the year. Keep t

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MERRIAM VISITORS BUREAU 6304 E. FRONTAGE ROAD MERRIAM, KS 66202 Shawnee Mission Med

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