Interstate 35…a 234-mile Kansas highway running north to south along the central-eastern portion of state. Kansas I-35 was constructed through Merriam in 1956, and today, posts traffic counts of 150,000 cars per day. Because Kansas is smack in the middle of I-35’s entire roadway system from Minnesota to Texas, we make an excellent choice for overnight leisure travelers snowbirding south for the winter or trekking north to escape the heat of the summer.
To further encourage summer travel in Kansas I-35 member communities, the I-35 Tourism Coalition has recently launched a contest on Facebook. “Miles of Memories Along I-35” kicked off April 1 and runs through May 15. One lucky winner will win a 2-day road trip from Kansas City to Wellington, complete with hotel overnights, dining options, shopping certificates, attraction tickets and gas for the trip! But wait, there’s more….if the contest winner submits blogs about an attraction in each community from the suggested itinerary (8 total) within 2-weeks of their travels along I-35, they will then be awarded a $250 Visa gift card.
Merriam enjoys our convenient location right along the 9th largest interstates in the U.S. and we encourage our fans and followers to enter this summer contest to discover all of the “Miles of Memories” you can make along Kansas I-35.