Address: 1802 Carousel Drive, Meridian, MS 39301
In operation since 1909, this National Historic Landmark is one of few two-row stationary Dentzel menagerie carousels. This national treasure, a delightful tourism draw as well as a local favorite, was manufactured around 1895 by Gustav Dentzel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Seven original oil paintings, of museum quality, adorn the top crown. All the animals are meticulously hand-carved of bass and poplar wood and have been professionally restored to their original beauty. Both the Carousel and the Carousel House are National Historic Landmarks.
The cost to ride is $.50. Private tours are available throughout the year, and the cost is $1 a person. For more information or to schedule a private tour, contact the City of Meridian Parks and Recreation Department.
Directions: 1802 Carousel Dr. From I-20/59 take 22nd Avenue exit; turn left on Eighth Street. Follow signs to Highland Park.