Weeki Wachee, derived from the Seminole name, means “Little Spring” or “Winding River”, is a spring located on the Weeki Wachee River. In 1947, it was converted into a sort of natural aquarium, and a waterpark was added nearby to make this place a water adventure destination. Performances are still offered, and real-live “mermaids”, professional swimmers using fins, continue to delight guests.
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Weeki Wachee is a must visit with children and grandchildren. Besides the aquatic shows by mermaids, the park offers lots to see and photograph, plus exhibits children can participate in. Flamingos, Lu the Hippo, snakes and mermaids make great photo captures.
- The Mermaids swim
- Lu the Hippo
Wiki ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weeki_Wachee_Springs
Weeki-Wachee Springs State Park ... www.floridastateparks.org/WeekiWachee
Weeki-Wachee History ... https://weekiwachee.com/about-us/history/