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“Where else can you see a live mermaid?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Weeki Wachee Springs

Weeki Wachee Springs
6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL
352-596-2062
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Performances, Water Parks, Amusement Parks
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Owner description: The Weeki Wachee spring offers 200 acres of natural attractions and a waterpark with an underwater theater for entertainment.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Where else can you see a live mermaid?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

One of my cousins had the privilege to be among the earliest mermaid performers at Weeki Wachee. She has told us stories about the history which included at one time many celebrities, including Elvis Presley. Weeki Wachee you see at one time was one of the main tourist attractions in Florida. They continue to this day to have shows with mermaids, and the scenery ain't bad as well. If you love Florida culture, the real non-Disneyfied Florida culture then this place is for you.

Visited April 2013
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Weeki Wachee , fl home of the Mermaids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Since the state took over the park into the State Park system, much has improved! We went recently and were impressed with everything. In addition to the live Mermaid performance they have a Florida animal show , nature walk, cafe, and boat ride on the Weeki Wachee River. Oh, and in summer months there is a water park.

Visited December 2012
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Great fun for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Mermaid shows kids love. The have a nice slow boat cruise and animal show. Restrooms are clean and air conditioned. Shady playground and after you do that side of the park, you can go and take a dip in the cool springs. The water stays 71-74 all year. A deal at $13 (8 for kids). This park is located only 30 minutes or so from a place that you can swim with manatees. We did both in 2 days and had a blast with our 6 year old granddaughter!

Visited April 2013
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Wisconsin
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“A Throw Back that's WONDERFUL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This was the best value for family fun in Florida. For a family of 6 (2 small children) the total cost was only $60. Included in that admission are: a small waterpark, a boat ride through the beaufiul weeke wachee springs water, a mermaid show (corny but cute) an animal show, and more. They also have a swimming beach (with lifeguards), year 'round 74 degree water that is 98% pure. The highlight for us what upclose viewing of a few manatees swimming. Our daughter and grandson went down the waterslide and the manatees were right next to them in the water. We then got very close photos of them and enjoyed watching them feeding. That was a special and rare treat, for sure. The staff was friendly and you can take photos with the mermaids after the show. We love that they are maintaining this wonderful piece of Florida history, as the mermaid show has been running for more than 60 years. If you want Disney, this isn't it, but if you want inexpensive family fun, this is the place to go.

Visited March 2013
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Saranac Lake, New York
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“Not with teens”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The mermaids are cool...for about 5 minutes, after that teens tend to roll their eyes. The waterpark is a couple of slides and the animal show unimpressive bordering on a middle school presentation. Great for little ones. The skill of the mermaids is without a doubt impressive.

Visited March 2013
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