Travel Channel to feature Meridian's Dentzel Carousel

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Travel Channel made a stop in the Queen City Monday, checking out one of Meridian's longtime attractions.

Crews are shooting video of the Dentzel Carousel and learning more about its story. The carousel will be featured on the Travel Channel in an upcoming episode of Ultimate Roadtrip. Mayor Percy Bland says the area will be featured as one of the best places for visitors to stop while traveling.

"I just think that the history of Meridian and its past, but also the future of Meridian is so bright that I think Meridian's name is getting out there, and I think people want to come by and visit," he says.

The mayor says this was perfect timing for this feature, since the carousel will undergo some improvements within the next few weeks.