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Weeki Wachee Springs

Weeki Wachee Springs Review

At Weeki Wachee Springs, the spring flows at the remarkable rate of 170 million gallons a day with a constant temperature of 74°F. The spring has long been famous for its live "mermaids," clearly not the work of Mother Nature, as they wear bright costumes and put on an Esther Williams–like underwater choreography show that's been virtually unchanged in the 60 years the park has been open. The attraction has lost much of its luster as modern theme parks have lured tourists away from this area and management squabbles have eroded the grounds and exhibits. But it still has snorkel tours and canoe trips on the river, and a wilderness boat ride gives an up-close look at raccoons, otters, egrets, and other semitropical Florida wetlands wildlife. In summer, Buccaneer Bay water park opens for swimming, beaching, and riding its thrilling slides and flumes.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 6131 Commercial Way, at U.S. 19 and Rte. 50 Weeki Wachee, FL 34606 | Map It
  • Phone: 352/592–5656
  • Cost: $13
  • Hours: Daily 9–5:30
  • Website:
  • Location: Weeki Wachee
Updated: 04-04-2013

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