Meridian, Mississippi

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Meridian, Mississippi, USA

Attractions in Meridian, Mississippi


  • Around Town Carousels Abound
    Throughout Meridian
    601-482-8001, An amazing outdoor public arts project that features brightly painted, life-sized carousel horse sculptures that are placed throughout the city and county. more info  map

  • Queen City Speedway
    4062 Arundel Road, Meridian, MS 39307
    601-485-0201, Have fun with sprint cars, mini-sprints, kid's bike races, and more. more info  map

  • Splashdown Country
    9283 Pine Springs Road, Meridian, MS 39301
    601-737-2370, Features two waterslides, innertube river ride, and a children's pool with small slide and playground. more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Causeyville General Store
    6129 Causeyville Road, Meridian, MS 39302
    601-644-3102, Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this historic general store and gristmill contains many original fixtures and is the home of the Mechanical Musical... more info  map

  • Frank W. Williams House
    905 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Drive, Meridian, MS 39301
    601-483-8439, Excellent example of Queen Anne Victorian architecture with oak paneling, stained glass, detailed gingerbread, and parquet floors. more info  map

  • Grand Opera House of Mississippi
    2206 Fifth Street, Meridian, MS 39302
    601-485-3278, The official State Grand Opera House of Mississippi. Step back in time in this fabulous Victorian opera house--a must-see in Meridian.  more info  map

  • Merrehope
    905 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Drive, Meridian, MS 39301
    601-483-8439, Used as Confederate headquarters and spared by Sherman during the Civil War, this 20 room Victorian mansion has numerous features including unusual woodwork, graceful... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Chaney Memorial Site
    Fish Lodge Road, Meridian, MS 39301
    Visit the gravesite of slain Civil Rights worker James Chaney. He volunteered for the African-American voters movement of 1964. more info  map

  • Confederate Cemetary
    Confederate Drive, Meridian, MS 39301
    601-482-9752, This confederate cemetary contains the graves of 170 soldiers killed during the Civil War. more info  map

  • Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery
    19th Street at Fifth Avenue, Meridian, MS 39302
    The 19th Century resting place for Meridian's early largely mercantile Jewish community, Orthodox, and Reform cemeteries. more info  map

  • Dentzel Carousel
    1802 Carousel Drive, Meridian, MS 39302
    Highland Park
    601-485-1802, The only two-row stationary Dentzel menagerie carousel in the world, this National Historic Landmark has been in operation since 1909 and has features including... more info  map

  • McLemore Cemetery
    16th Avenue & 6th Street, Meridian, MS 39301
    Meridian's oldest cemetery includes the gravesite of the city's founder, Richard McLemore. On the National Register of Historical Places. more info  map

  • Oddfellows Cemetery
    10th Avenue at 21st Street
    Established in the 1860's by Oddfellows Fraternal Organization, this cemetery is one of the oldest and most historic African American cemeteries in the area. more info

  • Rose Hill Cemetery
    701 40th Avenue, Meridian, MS 39307
    The final resting place of Meridian founders John Ball and Lewis Ragsdale, Confederate soldiers, Emil and Kelly Mitchell, the King and Queen of the Gypsies; and more. more info  map

  • Sam Dale Historical Site
    11012 Highway 39 North, Daleville, MS 39326
    Located 15 Miles North
    601-681-8282, A two and a half acre park which is built around a memorial dedicated to 19th century frontiersman and patriot, General Sam Dale. more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Lauderdale County Department of Archives & History
    410 Constitution Avenue, Meridian, MS 39301
    2nd Floor of the Raymond P. Davis Annex Building
    601-482-9858, A fully certified archive and record center that contains records of over 100 families in its research rooms, as well as features a collection of over 300 publications... more info  map

  • Meridian/Lauderdale County Public Library
    2517 Seventh Street, Meridian, MS 39302
    601-693-6771, An excellent regional genealogy collection is located at this large library that contains numerous books and reference materials plus offers a wide variety of general... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Jimmie Rodgers Museum
    1725 Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Drive, Meridian, MS 39302
    Highland Park
    601-485-1808, This unique museum contains numerous displays and artifacts relating to Rodgers including the original guitar he used while singing "The Singing Brakeman." A variety of... more info  map

  • Key Brothers Aviation Exhibit
    2811 US Highway 11 South, Meridian, MS 39307
    Meridian Regional Airport
    601-482-0364, Pictorial exhibit commemorates the Key Brothers, who set a world endurance flight record in 1935. Aviation exhibits.  more info  map

  • Meridian Museum of Art
    628 25th Avenue, Meridian, MS 39301
    601-693-1501, Located in the Carnegie Library that was built in 1912 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Mississippi Landmark museum is the premier public... more info  map

  • Meridian Railroad Museum
    1805 Front Street, Meridian, MS 39301
    601-485-7245, The Meridian Railroad Museum is open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. more info

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Dunn's Falls
    6890 Dunn's Fall Road, Meridian, MS 39301
    601-655-8550, Once used as a power source for a gristmill, this spectacular 65 foot waterfall is a popular attraction that includes a natural wildlife refuge, picnic areas with... more info  map

  • Highland Park
    Highland Drive and Nineteenth Street, Meridian, MS 39302
    601-485-1802, Home to the Jimmie Rodgers Museum, the Dentzel Carousel, and the Frank Cochran Recreation Center. The park includes a playground, tennis courts, and swimming pool. more info  map


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