Meridian Travel Guide

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Meridian Things to Do

  • u. s. courthouse

    the current meridian u. s. courthouse and post office was built in 1933. the courthouse was designed by architect james wetmore in the art deco style. today students of architecture would classifly this structure as 1930's stripped classical rather than art deco. personally i agree with with the latter. the meridian u. s. courthouse is listed on...

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  • meridian municipal building

    the meridian municipal building (city hall) was built in 1915. the municipal buliding was designed by architect p. s. krouse in the beaux arts style. the meridian municipal bulding is currently under a 17 million dollar restoration which is due for completion in 2011. the meridian municipal building is listed on the national register of historic...

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  • threefoot building

    the threefoot building was built by abraham threefoot and sons in 1929. this art deco building is 16 stories tall and is the tallest building in meridian. the threefoot building is now vacant and is under renovation. the threefoot building is listed on the national register of historic places.

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  • temple theater

    the hamasa shrine temple was built in 1924 in the moorish revival design. the interior of the theater has a byzantine motif with marble fountains and bronze chandeliers. the temple was turned into a theater in 1928 and originally showed silent films. for those interested in architecture the hamasa shrine temple theater is an interesting place to...

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  • jimmie rodgers museum

    jimmie rodgers also known as "the singing brakeman" is considered the "father of country music". the jimmie rodgers museum is located in highland park near downtown meridian. jimmie rodgers is best known for his yodeling and is member of the country music hall of fame. the jimmie rodgers museum has displays and artifacts from his life and career....

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  • merrehope mansion

    the original merrehope house was built by richard lemore in 1858. the house was confederate general joseph e. johnson's headquarters in 1863. during the burning of meridian in 1864 merrehope was occupied by union troops. merrehope is one of only six homes in downtown meridian to survive the civil war. the house you see today was extensively...

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  • confederate civil war memorial

    the lauderdale county civil war memorial is located next to the lauderdale county courthouse. the memorial is a standing soldier motif which is common in the south.

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  • lauderdale county courthouse

    pictured is the 1905 lauderdale county courthouse. the lauderdale county courthouse is one of a number of buildings listed on the national register of historic places in downtown meridian.

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  • lake okatibbee Pine Springs

    Located only seven miles northwest of Meridian, MS on Okatibbee Creek, Okatibbee Lake is an important feature in the development of the Pascagoula River Basin.Today, the beautiful waters of the lake and the surrounding forests provide excellent recreational opportunities including boating, fishing, camping, hunting, and enjoying the parks.

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Meridian Restaurants

  • Awesome Banana Bread Pudding

    Massive amount of food for cheap. The one on North Hill Street has outside seating only; while the other one is actually indoors with more extensive menu (as of 2007 only the indoor one has fried Okra). I usually go to the North Hill Street location. I prefer the pulled pork--just be sure to order extra sauce on the side because you'll probably...

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  • Yes, there is Thai food.

    Finding Thai food living in Meridian in itself is pretty special. Owners Joe and Gina, both Thai, put a lot of work into the restaurant--it's their labor of love. Great deals on lunch specials. The restaurant closes early (7:00PM during the week), at least as of 2007, so do plan ahead. If the restaurant isn't too busy, they will gladly make...

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  • Jean's Restaurant in downtown...

    Jean's Restaurant in downtown Meridian. This is a must for afternoon lunch. The perfect place to experience southern cooking at its most. Pricing is very reasonable and portions are plenty. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere. anything and everything. down home southern cooking

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Meridian Shopping

  • Hwy 45 North, Flea Market

    This flea market has it all. From Antiques to collectibles, to new items, you will find it here. There are probably 50 to 60 dealers in this Flea Market and they have everything from soup to nuts. You might even meet some of their more eccentric folks like Ken or Richard (the owner). Both are a wonderful lot of fun! The Flea Market is just filled...

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  • Antiques

    This little shop lives at the bottom of the hill off I-20/59. Take the Hwy 145 Exit between Holiday Inn and Waffle House and go South. At the bottom of the hill on the left, just past the Waffle House, is a small (lookin) little antique Mall. This mall has around 35 or 40 dealers with a wonderful diversity of items. You can buy the most expensive...

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  • Blueberries in the spring!

    If you are lucky enough to visit and have time to spare, go out and pick some blue berries. There are several u-pick places around here. The one we went to was Johnson's Farm. Great fun and plenty of blueberries for cheap. When we went it was around $5 per gallon.

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  • Take an afternoon drive

    Head toward highland park, but instead of going there, just drive around there and see the old, run down part of Meridan. It's both beautiful and oddly calming (at least for me), especially in the late afternoon. Having lived in other places, it was definitely a unique view.

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