Explore Gorgeous Dunn's Falls and Bonita Lakes Park
Discover the best attractions in the Meridian, Mississippi, area when you book a spacious hotel room at the Country Inn & Suites, conveniently located just off I-20. Our hotel offers quick commutes to the Temple Theatre for the Performing Arts with its 1920s grandeur and the Riley Center with its transporting sounds of live music. If you're traveling with the whole family, make a day of finding the technicolor carousel horses stationed all over the streets of Meridian, and book a tour of the fascinating Bamboo Emu Farm, just six miles away. Want to see the area's natural beauty? Make your way to Bonita Lakes Park for 3,000 acres of fishing, cycling, hiking and horseback riding.Arts
- Riley Center (3.2 miles)
Now restored to its former glory, this grand 1889 opera house features meeting rooms, an exhibit hall and a smaller theater. You can take in a dramatic production or buy tickets to a live concert by traveling artists all year long.
Phone: +1 (601) 696-2200
- Temple Theatre for the Performing Arts (3 miles)
This glorious Byzantine-style shrine, built during the Roaring Twenties, features exquisite décor and presents films as well as live music, comedy and more.
- Causeyville General Store (14 miles)
Stop by Causeyville General Store and experience life at a slower pace as you peruse the old-fashioned general store. First opened in 1895, this landmark appears on the National Register of Historic Places and can be toured by scheduling an appointment.
Phone: +1 (601) 644-3102
- Depot Historic District (2.8 miles)
Also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Depot Historic District occupies four blocks and includes Union Station and the Meridian Railroad Museum.
- Jimmie Rodgers Museum (5 miles)
Open Tuesday through Saturday, this museum pays tribute to the Father of Country Music. The Jimmie Rodgers Foundation hosts a variety of events throughout the year, and the museum showcases guitars and other memorabilia related to the famous country singer.
Phone: +1 (601) 485-1808
- Bamboo Emu Farm (6 miles)
Call ahead to schedule a tour at this unique farm. Kids and adults can get up close to these gentle, ostrich-like birds and may even get to tour the hatchery.
Phone: +1 (601) 693-1108
- State Games of Mississippi (6.5 miles)
Each June, approximately 5,000 athletes of all ages compete for medals in 37 different sports. Mississippi’s State Games are affiliated with the U.S. Olympic Committee and exist to promote fitness and celebrate amateur sports.
- Around Town Carousels Abound (3 miles)
Keep an eye out for the more than 60 brightly painted horses that inhabit the streets of Meridian. These carousel horse sculptures are painted by regional artists, and 16 of them are located in the historic heart of downtown Meridian.
Phone: +1 (888) 868-7720
- Bonita Lakes Park (3.3 miles)
Outdoor enthusiasts are sure to love this gorgeous, 3,000-acre park. Hike the trails, go for a jog, take a scenic horseback ride or cycle your way through the park for an outstanding afternoon. Three beautiful lakes also provide plenty of fishing opportunities for anglers.
Phone: +1 (601) 485-1920
- Dunn's Falls (17 miles)
At one time, Dunn's Falls provided the power that helped manufacture Stetson cowboy hats. Today, you can tour the historic gristmill, have a picnic, go swimming or set up a campsite at this impressive 65-foot waterfall.
Phone: +1 (601) 655-8550
Shopping and Business
- Bonita Lakes Mall (0.3 miles)
Purchase a new outfit or grab a bite to eat at Bonita Lakes Mall, located within walking distance of the hotel. Find deals at department stores like Belk, Dillard’s and JCPenney, or catch a movie at the theater.
Phone: +1 (601) 693-3433
- Peavey (9 miles)
Known for crafting some of the world's finest guitar amplifiers, loudspeakers, music mixers and other sound equipment, Peavey Electronics Corporation employs more than 2,400 people worldwide and is headquartered in Meridian.
Phone: +1 (601) 483-5365