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KC Destinations is a membership organization of cities located in the Kansas City metro region. Each community offers visitors the opportunity to adventure beyond the big city lights and truly experience the area in a meaningful way through the eyes, ears, and stomachs of the locals. With KC Destinations, you can request visitor information, explore the metro, take a themed trip using the Otocast app, or learn more about our member destinations!
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This month's featured event is Flags 4 Freedom in Merriam, KS!

Each year, Downtown Merriam and the surrounding area transforms into perfect rows of patriotic pride as Flags 4 Freedom volunteers place more than 1,200 United States flags at the Merriam Marketplace and along Merriam and Johnson Drive. A tradition in Merriam, Flags 4 Freedom is now in its 16th year beautifying downtown Merriam with Old Glory.

 

The public is encouraged to stop by during the week around the Fourth of July to view an astonishing display that honors our nation. 

In 2019, blue line flags were added to the flag fields to honor local Kansas police officers that lost their lives in the line of duty.  Each flag represents and is dedicated to one of the fallen officers.  

Schedule of Events

July 2      Flag Installation at Merriam Marketplace: 5740 Merriam Dr.

July 4       Day of  Reflection

July 9       Flag Removal

Learn more about this special event at www.flags4freedom.org. You can sign up to volunteer, sponsor a yellow ribbon, or learn about the history of Flags 4 Freedom in Merriam.

This month's featured KC Destination is Bonner Springs, KS!

 

Whether you're looking for a thrilling adventure or just a quaint getaway, Bonner Springs has options for everyone!  Located in western Wyandotte County, Bonner Springs is the perfect place to visit for relaxation, excitement, live music and kid-friendly adventures.

 

Bonner Springs is home to Zip KC, Kansas City’s premier zip line park, you can soar through the trees or run an obstacle course that you’ll never forget. This July, Zip KC hosts the Family Timber Challenge for ages 5+ with zip lines, obstacles, and a ton of family fun! The KC Renaissance Festival, open Labor Day through mid-October, will transport you back in time to enjoy the magical merriment of medieval times. Azura Amphitheater provides concertgoers an opportunity to listen to live music under the stars.

 

Are you looking for a great place to hang out for the night to grab a drink? The Olde Mill Properties has you covered with options for craft beer, mouthwatering BBQ, hand-scooped ice cream, and the perfect caffeinated or alcoholic drink you’ve been waiting all week to enjoy!

 

Another treasure in Bonner Springs is the Moon Marble Company. This one-of-a-kind store boasts marbles in a multitude of color and design. The owner and marble artist regularly demonstrates marble making and showcases the work of prominent glassworkers from across the country. Stop in at Moon Marble to check out their traditional toys and game selection – something for all ages!