Merriam, Kansas…next door neighbors to Kansas City! Located just 10 minutes from Kansas City’s vibrant downtown and nearby all major metro attractions including the Kansas City Zoo, Kansas Speedway, Oak Park Mall and the Country Club Plaza just to name a few. Merriam offers big city amenities with small-town hospitality and friendly visitor service. If you’re planning a visit to Kansas City, Merriam offers five affordable and accommodating hotels for you to rest your head before a busy day of fun-filled activities. Since Kansas City is the mecca of barbecue, let us suggest a few places you shouldn’t miss during your stay! Shopping is always a visitor favorite and Merriam is centrally located near hundreds of retail therapy outlets, malls, specialty shops and boutique stores and the newest home to home furnishings retailer, IKEA. If unique venues are your preference, we hope you will visit our world-famous K.C. Strings Violin Shop….a truly inspiring place where string instruments are crafted, sold and played in symphonies across the globe. No visit to Merriam would be complete without a hand-made strawberry soda from the Georgetown Pharmacy’s Old Fashioned Soda Shop or a loaf of the delicious handmade povitica made in Merriam at Strawberry Hill Povitica. We also offer many seasonal festivals and events in Merriam, including a Saturday farmers' market, FREE concert events, Turkey Creek Festival and the ever-popular Turkey Creek Car & Motorcycle show. From foodies to history buffs, Merriam is sure to impress. Give us a call or email--we’d be delighted to help you plan your Kansas City getaway!