Manufactured by Gustav Dentzel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the carousel was built for the St. Louis World Exposition and later sold to the City of Meridian, arriving in 1909. It was placed in Highland Park in a carousel building, the only remaining Dentzel-designed carousel building. The park, carousel, and building are National Historic Landmarks and have been carefully restored.
Location: From I-20/59, take 22nd Avenue exit; turn left on 8th Street; follow signs to the Jimmie Rodgers Museum in Highland Park. For hours and ticket information, call 601-485-1904 or 601-485-1802.