Enjoy the laid-back comfort of our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Meridian. Soon you'll be relaxing with a glass of sweet iced tea at a sidewalk cafe in this historic railroad town.
Meridian's residents celebrate soulful Southern music and local art. Mississippi artists enjoy the spotlight at the Meridian Art Museum, near our hotels in Meridian. The local and regional works range from rough-hewn cabinets to fine acrylic Mississippi landscapes and abstract 'found-art' sculptures. Our Meridian hotels are also near the Jimmie Rodgers Museum, where the songs and heritage of the Father of Country Music are honored. Family photographs, guitars and 1920s-era recordings bring to life the music of the man who wrote and sang such country classics as "In the Jailhouse Now" and "Train Whistle Blues." The museum is located in historic Highland Park, built in 1908 as a 'streetcar pleasure park,' which connected a rail line to a leafy green with a promenade, gazebo and bandstand.
Spend a balmy afternoon in the shade of a hickory tree, sipping sweet iced tea and watching the passing parade. Downtown Meridian has a cluster of sidewalk cafes just minutes from our hotels in Meridian. Breakfast on a steaming bowl of Southern-style grits and cheese or biscuits smothered in sausage gravy. At dinner, try fresh-caught fried catfish and savory cornbread drizzled with honey. Finish up with a dish of banana pudding.
Stay at our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Meridian, where the Southern hospitality and friendly atmosphere are always in season. Relax on an outing to the Bonita Lakes, where you can hike beneath the shade of hickory trees or fish for bass and crappie at one of three lakes. Golfers can check out the immaculate 18 holes at Lakeview Golf Course overlooking the tupelo-lined banks of Long Creek Reservoir.