Category Archives: Merriam Bear Pit Fountain

Merriam Bear Pit Fountain

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Location:  Merriam Visitors Bureau, 6304 East Frontage Road, Merriam

Found:  July 21, 2013

A multi-tiered fountain that starts out by Shawnee Mission Parkway with a fountain with a simple sign signifying the city of Merriam.  The water flows down from that fountain under a walkway that features plaques covering different periods in the history of Merriam and the surrounding area.  After the walkway, the water flows into the Bear Pit.  According to one of the plaques, the site is on what used to be at one time Merriam Park, which had a zoo with a bear pit in it.

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September 21, 2013 – Removed old pictures.  Added new pictures.