Have you ever wished to see a mermaid? Well you can…at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park! This enchanting spring-fed waterpark offers daily mermaid shows—they are truly magical! The mermaid shows began in 1997, but the State Park has been a popular tourist destination since 1947! Aside from the mermaids (who you can’t miss!), Weeki Wachee also offers river boat cruises down the Weeki Wachee River into Old Florida, animal shows, and Buccaneer Bay—Florida’s only spring-fed waterpark, complete with white sandy beach! Peacocks roam the grounds, adding to the bright colorful atmosphere, and visitors may even see turtles, manatees, otters, and even alligators come up to swim with the mermaids!