Merriam’s Antique District

Merriam is a Kansas town described as small in size, but big in heart. For a small town, it has a surprising number of quality antique stores, and while it may be overlooked by its larger neighbor Kansas City, this place is worth noting, especially by those who love antiques and collectibles

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When one thinks “antiques,” Kansas may not be the first name that comes to mind. Although not as well supplied with antique stores as its eastern neighbor The Sunflower State still has a secret weapon: Merriam’s Antique District

Merriam is a town in Kansas that is described as small in size, but big in heart. For a small town, it packs in a surprising number of quality antique stores. It may get overlooked due to its proximity to Kansas City and its famous antique scene bustling with stores like First Friday Festival Weekends at West Bottoms and River Market Antiques. But this place is worth noticing in its own right, especially by those who have a love of all things aging and collectible. The stores are spread nicely around the town, so you can enjoy a day strolling around and taking in the sights while you hit each one for some bargains.

One of the larger places to shop for antiques in Merriam is the Shawnee Antique Mall. With over 15,000 square feet of space filled with more than 100 independent antique dealers, this is a place where you can easily lose a couple of hours browsing through everything here! Across the street from this mall is Slater St Antiques. This is one of the newer additions to the collection of antique and vintage stores in the town and already has rave reviews for its friendly staff, reasonable pricing, and wonderful selection of vintage and upcycled goods.

Another antique mall in Merriam that is well worth a visit is A Fabulous Find. From the street, it looks like a normal-sized store, but it is surprisingly large when you step through the front door! Thankfully, the space is really well organized and the staff are always available to help you find what you are looking for. Glenwood Antique Mall is found a little further south and perhaps is a bit pricier than others, but with over 100 vendors it is always possible to find collectible antiques here. Bargaining is welcome too, of course, so there is no need to be initially put off by price tags.

Christopher Filley Antiques in Merriam is a large store with goods displayed in multiple rooms. However, there is just one owner here rather than multiple dealers. Every inch of space is utilized to display the many treasures found here and the owner is incredibly knowledgeable about a wide range of antiques and art.

This selection of antique stores found in Merriam is just beginning! There are many more to explore and a huge variety of collectibles to be found. During a weekend break in Kansas City, a day can easily be spent shopping here.

Merriam is a town in Kansas that is described as small in size, but big in heart and for a small town, it packs in a surprising number of quality antique stores and while it may get overlooked due to its larger neighbor of Kansas City, this place is worth noticing in its own right, especially by those who have a love of all things aging and collectible

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