Introduction to Meridian, Idaho
Meridian, Idaho, in Ada county, is located 9 miles W of Boise, Idaho (center to center) and 336 miles SE of Portland, Oregon. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Boise City metropolitan area. Meridian contains a population of approximately 34,919.
The early settlers of Meridian lived along the Five Mile Creek. The first school of the area was established in 1885. A mail drop was soon established along the railroad line and was named as Hunter. The city adopted its present name in 1893, after the Meridian Lodge of the Odd Fellows. It was incorporated in 1903. The early economy of the city was largely depended on its fruit orchards. In 1908, Meridian was connected by the Interurban electric railway.
Meridian and nearby Attractions
- Roaring Springs Water Park
- Adventure Island Playground
- World Center Birds of Prey
- Warhawk Air Museum
- Eagle Island State Park
- Idaho Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Meridian
While staying in Meridian tourists can visit the Roaring Springs Water Park, which includes Thunder Falls, Kiddie Slide, and an icy landslide. The water park also offers the White Water Bay Wave Pool, Endless River, and the Leisure Lagoon. You can also let your kids enjoy at the Adventure Island Playground. The Boondocks Fun Center is also worth taking a look around. The city also offers easy access to Boise City Zoo, World Center Birds of Prey, Warhawk Air Museum, and Eagle Island State Park.
The nearest airport is Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field.
Meridian Higher Education
Boise State University, Eastern Oregon University, Walla Walla Community College, and several other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.