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The Oldest Dentzel Carousel In America Is Right Here In Mississippi And It’s Amazing

Long before the days of mass production, carousels were considered real works of art, and a man by the name of Gustav Dentzel was known for creating some of the most impressive in the country. Eventually, one of Dentzel’s majestic creations made its way to Meridian. Now a well-known landmark, the Dentzel Carousel is steeped in just as much history as it is beauty. Take a look:

Ready to go for a spin on Meridian’s Dentzel Carousel? Highland Park, which is home to the carousel, is located at 1802 Carousel Dr. in Meridian. Click here for more information.

If you enjoyed this, be sure to check out “The Oldest Building In Mississippi Has A Fascinating History.

Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.