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

Address:

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

Map It

Phone:

352-592–5656

Website: weekiwachee.com

Sight Details:

  • $13
  • Daily 9–5:30

Published 09/17/2015

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.