We Bet You Didn't Know That Mississippi Was Home To One Of The Only Dentzel Carousels In The U.S.
By Daniella DiRienzo|Published September 27, 2022
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for more than 30 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as the Mississippi-based Parents & Kids Magazine. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
Of all the amenities at Highland Park in Mississippi, none quite compare to the Dentzel Carousel. A unique antique, it was built over a century ago and is one of only a handful of Dentzel Carousels remaining in the U.S. It’s a rare gem, and it’s right here in Mississippi!
Operating hours for the Dentzel Carousel vary seasonally. Plus, it closes from time to time for maintenance, so make sure to check if it’s open prior to visiting. For more information on Mississippi’s Dentzel Carousel as well as Highland Park, check out the Visit Meridian website.
Highland Park isn’t the only must-visit in Meridian. There’s also Weidmann’s. Opened in 1870, it’s the oldest restaurant in Mississippi; however, that’s not its only claim to fame.
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