Laurel Attractions

Make Laurel your next vacation destination and find out why this charming small town is considered one of the best hidden gems in the South! Tree-lined streets dotted with historic buildings, unique artisan shops, and delicious local restaurants make up our picturesque downtown. Stop in Laurel Mercantile Co. for anything from apparel to home goods, and when you’re ready for a bite to eat, you can’t go wrong with a meal at The Loft or local favorite, Pearl’s Diner.

Mississippi’s first art museum, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, calls the area home, and for some evening entertainment, catch a show at Laurel Little Theater. Families might want to consider a visit to Grand Paradise Waterpark for a day of fun or step back in time with a trip to Landrum's Homestead and Village. Quality Inn & Suites Laurel is a short drive from all of the action, making us one of the best places to stay for visitors wanting convenient access to all that our enchanting town has to offer!

Featured Attractions

Home Town by HGTV

The hit HGTV show, Home Town, is shot right here in our very own backyard of Laurel, Mississippi! The series follows couple Ben and Erin Napier while they restore Southern homes for first-time buyers, young families, and adults wishing to live closer to grandchildren. The success of the show brings visitors from around the country, so be sure to check out their flagship store of Laurel Mercantile Co. Catch weekly episodes on Monday night at 8 PM CST.

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art

Mississippi’s first art museum, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, is nestled among live oaks and brilliant flowers in downtown Laurel. Permanent works here are comprised of five specialized collections that include American art, European paintings, Native American baskets, Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, and British Georgian silver. This first-rate museum also brings interesting exhibitions to their grounds and plays host to unique events and demonstrations. Their Museum Shop is a destination in its own right and would be the perfect spot to pick up a memento from your trip!

Downtown Laurel

Less than a mile from Quality Inn & Suites Laurel, you’ll find quintessential small-town charm in the streets of our downtown. As you stroll along the sidewalks, you’ll find an abundance of photo opportunities as you take in the historic buildings that line the streets, some which you may recognize from the popular HGTV show, “Home Town,” filmed right here in Laurel! Grab an afternoon coffee or light bite at Lee’s Coffee and Tea, visit local galleries like Pinehurst Rathskeller, or enjoy a show at Laurel Little Theater. Talk to our front desk staff to find out about other local favorites in downtown Laurel!

Landrum's Homestead & Village

Just six miles away, guests will find the living history museum of Landrum's Homestead & Village, host to a suite of educational activities and demonstrations for folks of all ages to enjoy. This includes a blacksmith shop, a trading post, gem mining, and even a picnic pavilion where guests can sit back and enjoy a meal after a long day of fun. Quality Inn & Suites Laurel is also an easy home base if you staying in town for a wedding at Landrum's. With over 30 acres covered and 85 buildings to explore, there is no shortage of things to learn and beauty to discover.