Stay at our Holiday Inn® hotels in Meridian to discover Mississippi's charms. In no time you'll be listening to the plaintive twang of country music or dining on fresh local catfish.
Our hotels in Meridian puts you in the heart of friendly Mississippi. Tinny recordings of "Train Whistle Blues" and "Mississippi Moon" made Jimmie Rodgers a country-and-western sensation in the 1930s. The guitar-strumming hometown boy who became the Father of Country Music is commemorated at the Jimmie Rodgers Museum. The museum is located in historic Highland Park, which also has a hand-carved 1895 Dentzel carousel that's still in operation. The visual arts take center stage at the Meridian Art Museum. Contemporary paintings, brightly painted primitive sculpture and Southern-made fiber arts fill a museum emphasizing regional artists' works. Our Meridian hotels are near the Bonita Lakes, a free urban park that allows visitors to hike through hickory forests and fish for bass just minutes from downtown.
Make the short trip from our Meridian hotels to downtown galleries selling locally made artworks and Southern crafts. Meticulously glazed pots stand alongside Mississippi landscapes and jewelry hand-crafted with local stone at downtown galleries. Nearby, antiques dealers display 19th-century furniture, mirrors, table linens and costume jewelry at downtown shops. Wherever you are in Meridian, it's easy to find local restaurants serving hearty down-home fare. Dig into cheese-topped grits or biscuits with sausage gravy for breakfast. At dinner, you can't go wrong with locally caught fried catfish, buttermilk biscuits drizzled with honey and a refreshing glass of sweet iced tea.
Reserve a room in our Holiday Inn hotels in Meridian in spring, when dogwood and redbud trees burst into colorful bloom at the Bonita Lakes, or in autumn when moderate temperatures make for a pleasant 18 holes at Lakeview Golf Course.