Monday, May 21, 2012

Mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs

For my Birthday, we did a day trip to the Weeki Wachee Florida State Park where mermaids delight visitors since 1947.

The water is a magical blue with countless fish and turtles. We saw all kinds of birds, ducks, bald eagles, and deer.

The mermaid show is not in a 'tank', but in the open spring waters. Turtles and fish are swimming with the mermaids

Weeki Wachee means little spring in the Seminole Indian language, the spring is so deep that the bottom has never been found.  Each day more than 117 million gallons of fresh water come to the surface.

 Spanish moss, mermaid statues, a family of peacocks, and the beautiful crystal clear water of the spring. 

We enjoyed  an informative river boat tour and a short, but presented with fun, animal show, but skipped the water park.

Weeki Wachee is truly an original piece of Florida's rich heritage!

Visit the Weeki Wachee website

But one thing I was upset about, this State Park does not offer recycling containers, not even a simple bin for plastic bottles. We ended up bringing the empty water bottles home with us since we don't want them to end up at the landfill.


  1. Ihr habt einen herrlichen Tag verbracht
    es sind wunderschöne Bilder
    so was zu sehen ist ein tolles Erlebnis

  2. Sounds like u had a great time minus the recycle bins. Yea I was somewhere recently and we did the same thing and bought them home also. Good to know this FL native hs never gone there so I will put that on our family day trip list.

  3. Happy Belated Birthday ! Beautiful pictures I have always wanted to visit too ! Have to put it on my list of things to do when my sister comes to visit...

  4. ja, ich fand's schoen, aber mir ist natuerlich klar dass es fuer Kids nix ist, die wollen heutzutage 'action'. Die Besucher waren aeltere Leut oder junge Familien mit kleinen Kindern und da auch hauptsaechlich mit Maedchen.

  5. you should go there while the kids are still young and maybe even watch Disney's 'Little Mermaid' before. No action rides, but the water slides did look like a lot of fun :)

  6. Thank you Chrissy, for the Birthday wishes :)
    and yes, do visit.
    oh, the food they sell there is horrid, so I recommend to everyone to pack a picnic basket :)