Hidden Gems


Visitors will discover the unique charm that is only Meridian when they visit one of our hidden gems. These destinations with a fun and educational focus are the only ones of their kind in the Mid Michigan region.

Our 29 parks have over 20 miles of trails and over 900 acres of land with numerous opportunities and green space for you and your family to enjoy. 

Not many nature centers can say they take on rescued wildlife. Harris Nature Center is home to animals who were injured and cannot be released back into the wild.

Meridian Historical Village is an outdoor open space history museum and wedding destination with a setting like no other.

Learn about the history, arts and culture of the “people of the Three Fires”– the Odawa, Potawatomi, and Ojibwe at the Nokomis Learning Center. The Center contains an art gallery, an exhibit classroom and a gift shop.