Relax at Bonita Lakes Park near This Meridian Hotel
While staying at the Country Inn & Suites, be sure to explore charming Meridian, Mississippi. Take a walk or go fishing at the beautiful Bonita Lakes Park or picnic beside Dunn’s Falls. Catch a performance at the beautiful opera house at the MSU Riley Center or the amidst the unique 1920s grandeur of the Hamasa Shrine Temple Theater. If you’re traveling with kids, visit the Bamboo Emu Farm or make a day of finding all of the brightly painted carousel horses that dot the streets of Meridian. Enjoy these attractions close to the hotel:
- Around Town Carousels Abound (3 miles)
As you explore Meridian, stop to admire the carousel horse sculptures scattered throughout the city. There are more than 60 of these horses total (with 16 in the historic downtown), each painted by a regional artist.
Phone: +1 (888) 868-7720
- Hamasa Shrine Temple Theatre (3 miles)
This grand Byzantine-style shrine, build during the Roaring Twenties, features exquisite décor and presents films as well as live music, comedy and more.
- MSU Riley Center for Education & Performing Arts (3.2 miles)
This downtown arts venue features a grand opera house (built in 1889 and restored to its historical beauty), a smaller theater, an exhibit hall and plenty of meeting rooms. Enjoy dramatic productions and concerts by visiting artists throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (601) 696-2200
- Bonita Lakes (3.3 miles)
Take in the natural beauty of this 3,000-acre park, offering trails for jogging, cycling, hiking and horseback riding. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy the three scenic lakes.
Phone: +1 (601) 485-1920
- 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
- Mississippi State Games (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.
- Peavey Electronics Corporation (9 miles)
Visit the headquarters for this world-class manufacturer of guitar amplifiers, loudspeakers, music mixers and other sound equipment.
Phone: +1 (601) 483-5365
- Causeyville General Store (14 miles)
Step back in history at this old-fashioned general store that first opened its doors in 1895. Come in and see the nostalgic décor and pick up some freshly roasted peanuts or other local goods.
Phone: +1 (601) 644-3102
- Dunn's Falls (17 miles)
Have a picnic, go swimming or set up a campsite at this impressive 65-foot waterfall that once powered a mill that helped make famous Stetson cowboy hats.
Phone: +1 (601) 655-8550