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Tiny little shop in a quiet street, all set up to make little girls (and big ones!)squeal with... read more

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Muffarah M
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Fairfax, Virginia
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This was recommended by a friend (it was a date night for her and her husband). We decided to... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Gordy H
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Valrico, Florida
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Have you admired the mermaid statues around Norfolk? Mermaid Factory offers handmade miniature Norfolk mermaid statues, pre-painted or that you can paint-your-own in our studio... the perfect souvenir of your visit to the Mermaid City! We also carry...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tiny little shop in a quiet street, all set up to make little girls (and big ones!)squeal with delight! It has tables set up for painting and decorating pre-made mermaid statues, which once finished get glued onto a stand and presented in a pretty box...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

This was recommended by a friend (it was a date night for her and her husband). We decided to check it out with our 4 and 6 year old when a storm rolled in on us. Great time!!! Highly recommend, both for family and date...More

Thank Gordy H
Reviewed May 29, 2018

We were looking for a mermaid giftshop as mermaids are everywhere in this area. We had a few friends recomend going here. This does have a few gifts but is mainly set up for wine and painting, which I heard was very enjoyable but not...More

1  Thank ruby134
Reviewed May 19, 2018

I walked in and made a mermaid on my own and had a good time. Very relaxing. Staff\owner is very helpful and very nice.

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

The store was small and cute, but being rated so high in the reviews left us a bit puzzled. Thought it would have more variety and carry more styles in wood and other materials. We did make purchases and enjoyed the locals painting their purchases,...More

2  Thank tubtent6
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

This allows you to make a great souvenir from Norfolk or Virginia Beach by allowing you to create your own version of their iconic beachside monuments. The cost is $25 ( even if you do a to-go kit). The staff was very friendly and helpful....More

2  Thank Devon B
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

Thank you Mermaid Winery for a delicious lunch in every way. Friendly staff, Ashton was very attentive and knowledgeable! Chef made a delightful wrap with a great presentation. The owner stopped by to connect. Falafel wrap and salad was delicious. Most lunches include wine selection!...More

1  Thank jokayjul
Reviewed January 3, 2018

All materials are provided and you are off to the creative races! We did one mermaid and one dolphin. The mermaid fared better than the dolphin, but we still had a great time.

Thank bboop617
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Went with our youngest daughters (10 and 12). Had a great time. And turns out they serve wine while doing the painting! Only downside is that they only offer two items for painting.

Thank t c
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Four children can have fun decorating clay mermaids and dolphins for an hour and a half while two adults paint small wooden mermaid Christmas hangers. Does this sound like it should cost $200? Brace yourself for the bill.

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PhyllisK392
August 22, 2016|
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Response from 919A_Mermaid_Factory | Property representative |
Phyllis, I apologize for not responding to your question sooner! A painting session includes mermaid or dolphin, all paint and glitter, and two glasses of wine for $25. Other embellishments such as shells, tulle, charms... More
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