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Meridian

4.2
Water Parks · Movie Theaters · Theme Parks

Popular things to do in Meridian

Roaring Springs Waterpark ©
Water Park
Roaring Springs Waterpark
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Wahooz Family Fun Zone ©
Theme Park
Wahooz Family Fun Zone
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
The Village at Meridian ©
Shopping Mall
The Village at Meridian
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Meridian Speedway ©
Auto Race Track
Meridian Speedway
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Meridian is a city located in Ada County in the US state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population of Meridian was 75,092 making it the third largest city in Idaho after Boise and Nampa. A 2015 estimate placed the population at approximately 90,739. Meridian is the state's fastest-growing city, with an 81.5 percent increase in population since 2000.HistoryThe town was established in 1891 on the Onweiler farm north of the present site and was called Hunter. Two years later an I.O.O.F. lodge was organized and called itself Meridian because it was located on the Boise Meridian and the town was renamed. The Settlers' Irrigation Ditch, 1892, changed the arid region into a productive farming community which was incorporated in 1902.Meridian was incorporated in 1903. The information in the following sections (Irrigation, Village, Rail Transportation, and Creamery) is found on the displays in the Meridian City Hall Plaza.Irrigation (1890– )Early settlers arriving in the area came with no knowledge of gravity flow irrigation. Their previous homes were in areas where rain provided the needed moisture to raise crops. Irrigation soon became a necessity, since having a water source was a requirement for receiving the patent for the land from the U.S. Land Office. Irrigation districts, such as the Nampa-Meridian and Settlers irrigation districts, continue to serve the immediate Meridian area.Village (1903–41)The original Meridian town site was filed in 1893 on homestead grant land belonging to Eliza Ann Zenger. Her husband, Christian, filed the plat with county officials and called it Meridian. The early settlers, many of whom were relatives, left their homes in Missouri to come west, either by wagon train or immigrant railroad car, bringing their lodge and church preferences with them. They established local institutions soon after arriving and filed for homestead lands. With the Inspirock custom trip planner, Meridian and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.

Side trips from Meridian

Warhawk Air Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Warhawk Air Museum Nampa
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Gold Fork Hot Springs ©
Hot Spring
Gold Fork Hot Springs Donnelly
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Eagle Island State Park ©
Park
Eagle Island State Park Eagle
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Ste. Chapelle Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Ste. Chapelle Winery Caldwell
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Meridian

Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park ©
Park
Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Independence Indoor Shooting ©
Fun & Games
Independence Indoor Shooting
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Settlers Park ©
Park
Settlers Park
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Storey Bark Park ©
Park
Storey Bark Park
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

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