Reserve with Choice Hotels in Meridian, MS for a historical, family-friendly getaway. Visit Meridian, a beautiful city rich in Southern history. Home to both country music legends and the railroad industry, Meridian offers cultural activities, museums and outdoor fun. Visitors of all ages will find plenty to explore. Choice Hotels are located throughout Meridian, MS, offering easy access to these popular attractions: Dentzel Carousel, Jimmie Rodgers Museum, Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum, Bonita Lakes, Meridian Museum of Art and the Causeyville General Store.
Take a spin on the historic Dentzel Carousel. Originally built in 1896, the handcrafted carousel is the last remaining one of its kind in the world. After enjoying a ride, check out the surrounding Highland Park, which has a swimming pool, duck pond and tennis courts. Learn about the Father of Country Music with a visit to the Jimmie Rodgers Museum. The museum houses the legend's original guitar as well as photographs and memorabilia. It also features railroad equipment from the steam engine era. At the Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum, you can learn about the locomotive steam engines that were produced at the once-functioning Soulé Steam Feed Works. The site also features a blacksmith shop and foundry. With more than 3,000 acres of natural beauty, Bonita Lakes offers everything you could ask for in outdoor recreation. The public park features three lakes, a golf course, horseback riding, hiking trails and more.
When you visit the Meridian Museum of Art, you will find more than 30 annual exhibits of Mississippi and Alabama artists. It also houses a permanent collection of English and American fine art, including photography and sculpture. Be sure to ask about the hands-on art classes and workshops that the museum regularly offers to younger visitors. A visit to the Causeyville General Store is like taking a step back in time. Opened in 1895, the store, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features a working gristmill that produces fresh stone-ground corn meal.
Stay at one of the many hotels in Meridian, MS while you enjoy your time in this historical city. Choice Hotels will make your stay a memorable one.