Explore Merriam, a quaint community nestled just ten minutes from downtown Kansas City and home to IKEA. Discover treasures in our downtown shops or visit nearby attractions. Check out our community center art gallery or check-in to one of our affordable and accommodating hotels. Dance the night away at a Marketplace concert or dine in our tempting restaurants. Spend the day in our shopper’s paradise or take a drive along our tree-lined streets in beautiful, established neighborhoods. Sample the dessert bread while touring our Povitica bakery, or fine-tune your classical side on a tour of a world-renowned violin and strings shop. Merriam, Kansas...named one of the most tourist-friendly cities in the U.S. (Expedia).