Meridian is a friendly small town in the heart of the Treasure Valley established in 1891. Early settlers built Settlers' Irrigation Ditch in 1892 and transformed the fairly arid region into a thriving farming community. When a creamery was built in 1897 followed by the establishment of other dairy-related businesses, Meridian became known as a dairy center for the state. For a small town, there is a lot going on in Meridian.
The Meridian Symphony Orchestra is more than 20 years old, and artists display their latest creation in the Initial Point Gallery at Meridian City Hall. The Meridian History Center is also located in City Hall and houses archived photos, documents, and artifacts, from Meridian's past. If you are visiting Meridian with kids, take them to the Roaring Springs, a large water park, or to Wahooz, an entertainment complex with go carts, miniature golf, bumper boats, bowling, an arcade, and more.
There are seventeen public parks in the city, the most popular of which is the Meridian Settlers Regional Park where free movies are shown during the summer. The true heart of the city is the Village at Meridian, large outdoor shopping mall with shops, ice rink, theater, arcade, a playground, and a fountain. There is a music and light show every hour in the playground. Photo: knowlesgallery/Fotolia
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