Explore Dunn's Falls and Bonita Lakes Park near Our Hotel
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 1920s grandeur of the Temple Theatre for the Performing Arts and the transporting sounds of live music at the Riley Center. 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 fun.Make time to visit these local destinations:
- 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 all painted by regional artists, and 16 of them are located in the historic heart of downtown Meridian.
Phone: +1 (888) 868-7720
- Temple Theatre for the Performing Arts (3 miles)
This grand Byzantine-style shrine, built during the Roaring Twenties, features exquisite décor and presents films as well as live music, comedy and more.
- 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
- Bonita Lakes (3.3 miles)
If you're an outdoor enthusiast, you 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
- 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 (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
- Causeyville General Store (14 miles)
Stop by Causeyville General Store to experience life at a slower pace for a while as you peruse the old-fashioned general store that first opened its doors in 1895. In addition to a wide variety of locally made goods, this store also sells freshly roasted peanuts.
Phone: +1 (601) 644-3102
- 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