Welcome to Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. Around Town Carousels Abound is an outdoor public arts project. The brightly painted, life-sized carousel horse sculptures are placed throughout the city and county. Over 100 horses are displayed outside of government buildings, businesses, private homes and the Mississippi Welcome Center at Toomsuba. Each horse is uniquely designed and painted by a commissioned artist. The carousel icon represents the historical Dentzel Carousel located in Meridian.