Introduction to Merriam, Kansas
Merriam, Kansas, in Johnson county, is located 3 miles NW of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 8 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is part of the Kansas City metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Approximately 11,008 people reside in Merriam.
Situated in the Kansas City metro area, Merriam is a city in Johnson County. The city was named after Charles Merriam, who was a one - time secretary and treasurer of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf railroad that ran across the area. Merriam was officially incorporated in the year 1950. It was re - incorporated in the year 1957. In its early years the city was sparsely populated. However it gradually became a populated area as industry started building up.
Merriam and nearby Attractions
- Truman Library and Museum
- Legler Barn Museum
- Kansas Speedway
- Science City at Union Station
- Country Club Plaza
- The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Things To Do In Merriam
Tourists can enjoy the amusement of the Kansas City Zoo and the Science City at the Union Station. One can also enjoy plays and concerts at the New Theatre Restaurant, Starlight Theater, and Verizon Amphitheater. Apart from these, the city also organizes the Turkey Creek Festival during the month of May every year.
Air transport can be availed from the Kansas International Airport.
Merriam Higher Education
Baker University, Ottawa University - Kansas City, University of Saint Mary, and University of Kansas are some of the universities and colleges that offers higher educational facilities.