Local Area Attractions
Jimmie Rodgers Museum
The Father of Country Music was also known as the 'Singing Brakeman' was born in Meridian in 1897. Jimmie was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1961. The Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Festival is held in May each year and is a showcase of talent for well-known country music artists.
Rose Hill Cemetery
Visit the graves of Emil and Kelly Mitchell, King and Queen of all the gypsies in the United States. Rose Hill Cemetery is open all year, and admission is free.
Causeyville General Store
Causeyville General Store opened in 1895 as a general store and grist mill. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has many original fixtures and demonstrations of the working gristmill. For more information, call (601)644-3102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Antique Mall of Meridian
Antique Mall of Meridian, with 34 dealers, is your local source for period and country antiques, pottery and collectibles. For more information, phone 601-483-4683 or email antiqueAmall@bellsouth.net
The Union Station includes several modes of passenger transportation.
Merrehope and Frank W. William’s Houses
These are Civil War homes.
Hamasa Shrine Temple Theater
The Theater is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was completed in 1928. It is now used year-round for area events, stage shows, plays and concerts.
Lake Okatibbee is a 3,800-acre lake where you can boat, fish, or swim.
Philadelphia, MS (45 miles NW)
Silver Star and Golden Moon Casinos, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, Philadelphia Country Club, Williams Brothers Store.
Jackson, MS (100 miles W)
Multitude of museums, State Capital, Governor’s Mansion, Russell C. Davis Planetarium, Jackson Zoological Park, Waterland USA.
Laurel, MS (70 miles S)
Here you will find the Bear Creek Golf Club, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Golden Oldies Antique Mall, Office Products Center (an enormous selection of Christmas ornaments, of which many are European mouth-blown figural glass ornaments).
Hattiesburg, MS (100 miles S)
Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg Historical District (one of the largest in MS), Black Creek in Desoto National Forest (Mississippi’s premier canoeing stream).
Birmingham, AL (135 miles E)
Visionland Theme Park, Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Desoto Caverns, Birmingham Zoo, Barber Motor Sports Park, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.