The Tampa Bay Area Sights

Weeki Wachee Springs

  • 6131 Commercial Way Map It
  • Weeki Wachee
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 09/17/2015

Fodor's 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 since the park opened in 1947. The park is considered a classic piece of Florida history and culture, also features 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.

Sight Information


6131 Commercial Way, at U.S. 19 and Rte. 50, Weeki Wachee, Florida, 34606, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $13
  • Daily 9–5:30

Published 09/17/2015


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