Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Welcome to Weeki Wachee Springs! If you thought mermaids were just the lively imaginings of lonely sailors, think again — and come to Weeki Wachee Springs, the City of Live Mermaids, on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Located about an hour north of Tampa at the crossroads of US 19 and State Road 50, Weeki Wachee is more than just a mark on a road map. Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring — the only one of its kind in the world — and one of Florida’s oldest and most unique roadside attractions. For almost 60 years, the fun, family oriented park has lured in visitors with beautiful mermaids who swim in the cool, clear spring waters. Weeki Wachee Springs is a magical entrance into a mysterious blue underwater world of mermaids, manatees, turtles and bubbles. Sitting in the Mermaid Theater, visitors feel like they are inside the flowing spring, and are transported back to simpler times, before super theme parks and super highways appeared. So come to Weeki Wachee Springs and see a splendid side of Florida lore, where dreams really do come true. Today, the tiny city of Weeki Wachee is one of the nation’s smallest cities, with a population of nine, including the mayor of Weeki Wachee who, you guessed it, is a former mermaid. Who better to bring the dream back to life? Fresh coats of paint adorn the walls of the Mermaid Villa, the gift shop is stocked with fanciful and functional mermaid souvenirs, and the mermaid theater is being restored to its former glory. Recently, carpeting

the 524-acre (2.12 km2) Bahia Honda State Park. Founded in 1961.Built between 1905 and 1912 Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway once ran through the present parkland to Key West. , it was destroyed by the severe Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. Later, the railroad bridge foundations were used to build the Overseas Highway, which became US 1. Part of the old Bahia Honda Bridge is accessible from the park, and offers a panoramic view of the islands.
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9 Responses to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

  1. videosbymike says:

    Doesn’t get any better then the florida keys.

    Glock n Load,

    Mike

  2. kbohenry1 says:

    It IS paradise :)

  3. kbohenry1 says:

    We were just there in April for our honeymoon. Its such a beautiful beach. I want to go back so bad!

  4. mattcrhs says:

    bahia honda is one the best places in florida to catch tarpon. camped last summer and just reserved a cabin for next year. i cant wait, it is the most beautiful place and it really feels like you are on your own private island vacation.

  5. robert karas says:

    is there a fishing spot? or anywere…

  6. 1998disco72 says:

    It is great place!

  7. LakersFanBoy4life says:

    wow looks like paradise

  8. w2npjvve says:

    I’ve been to Bahia Honda State Park many times over the years. It is definitely the most beautiful state park in Florida. 

  9. doulasc says:

    It would have been nice to keep the whole brige open for pedestrians,too late for that now.