Just for Kids

If you’re traveling with kids, you’ll find plenty of educational and fun options for them in Merriam and all across Kansas City. From playgrounds to petting zoos, ziplines to museums and tons of other great offerings, our area provides a long list of fun things for the whole family to enjoy. Here's a sampling of kid-friendly activities, events and attractions throughout the area.

  • Walk or bike the Turkey Creek Streamway Trail.
  • Discover the toys of yesteryear at Moon Marble Company.
  • Take in a family movie at the Boulevard Drive-In.
  • Ride the coasters at Worlds of Fun.
  • Visit the creatures at the Kansas City Zoo, or for shorter journeys, head over to Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead.
  • Get a strike at Pinstripes Bowling & Boccee after visiting the Museum at Prairiefire.
  • Grab a bit of cardio during Merriam's Turkey Creek 5K, then head over to Antioch Park for the annual Turkey Creek Festival (3rd Saturday in May).
  • Ride the KC Streetcar and dine at Fritz's in Crown Center.
  • Stop by the Merriam Visitors Bureau for a FREE Kid's Tourism To Go Kit
    (M-F 8:00 a.m.--4:30 p.m.)