Local Area Attractions Near Meridian East / Toomsuba KOA Journey
Take a look at the listings of attractions close to the campground.
The Dentzel Carousel
Meridian's one of a kind historic carousel and carousel house, along with Highland Park, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The Carousel House is the only remaining original carousel building built from a Dentzel blueprint.
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.
Visit an authentic grist mill of 1857, preserved in working order and experience the 65-foot waterfall once used as the power source. Stetson hats were also manufactured here. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and wade in the waters of the Chunky River.
Grand Opera House
The Mississippi State University Riley Center's Grand Opera House features historic architecture with modern amenities and the latest in technology to create the ultimate performing arts experience. The Grand Opera House was built in 1889.
Local Area Recreation Near Meridian East / Toomsuba KOA Journey
Lake Tom Bailey
Lake Tom Bailey is a State Owned 182-acre lake located a few miles to the north of the park on the north side of the interstate on Hwy 11. The lake is stocked with Bluegill, Crappie, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Redear.
There is a charge for fishing. See the rates noted on the entrance sign.
Bonita Lakes Park
Bonita Lakes Park is a 3,300-acre City Park located just off the interstate at exit 154. It's a quiet, lightly developed place for paddling, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, exercising, picnicking, or just listening to the birds and feeling the sun on your face. You can even bring your dog (with a leash) or your horse: over 20 miles of equestrian trails wind through the trees and along the lakes. In the Nature Trails, you can hike or bike on the 7-mile loop of trails around the 3 man-made lakes. The trails are dog-friendly (leash required).