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Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

6131 Commercial Way

The mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park have delighted visitors since 1947. Today, visitors can still witness the magic of the mermaids, take a river boat cruise and canoe or kayak on the Weeki Wachee River. The 538-acre park features a first magnitude spring and a 400-seat submerged theater for watching the live mermaid show.

Buccaneer Bay offers a fun-filled flume ride for thrill seekers of all ages. Our white sandy beach area and covered picnic pavilions provide a relaxing day for your entire family. Weeki Wachee's animal shows provide audiences with an entertaining and educational look at domesticated birds and reptiles. Located on U.S. 19 at the intersection of SR. 50, just North of Spring Hill and South of Homosassa Springs.


Whitney McGinniss

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
I feel like this is one of those attractions everyone should do once. Clearly the Mermaid Shows are what makes this place unique, but the boat tours, slides, and swimming area really turn this into a nice day trip. I do think there is more they could do with the place, in terms of adding more walking trails and modernizing the mermaid show. I also think the park could stay open later during peak times. But otherwise, it was a fun, unique experience. Great fun for the whole family.

john walker

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Parents took me here in my youth returning forty years later was a pleasant surprise! Not only is it the world's largest natural spring it's the only place to catch a live mermaid show. Pleasant boat tour that is just long enough to give you a very close up look at the natural wildlife and to inspect the clarity and beautiful colors of the water. Great reptile show and informative staff. Beautiful lagoon beach at the edge of the spring water slides and a couple of quick food Cafe's within the park . Kayak rental and launch site as well. A great way to spend a couple of hours. Not far from tarpon springs Sponge docks too which makes a great day!

jennifer byrom

Thursday, May 31, 2018
I love it here. The water is deep, but so clear you can see all the way to the bottom like your in a swimming pool. We rented kayaks and went down the river. It took about 3 hours for my group of 6 to make it down. We stopped and swam and also jumped from trees that had ladders built into them. We ended our journey at Rogers Park where we were met by our van ride back to our vehicle. All my kids had a great time ages 15, 9,&4. It was also raining and we still loved it. Cant wait to try again when the weather is nice.

Charlene Murray

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Great experience. Not a huge park but nice for adults and children. The Mermaid show is excellent. The walk to the springs for the water park is a little long especially if you have any physical limitations. (A trolley or even golf cart transportation would be nice). But the springs are beautiful and swimming in them is great. Nice beach and plenty of beach chairs.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018
I loved it here. Plenty of places to take pictures at. The water park was very very fun. Seeing the mermaid show is an experience everyone should get. The boat cruise isn't worth it though. Its nice to hear some jokes and stuff but really wasn't anything special. No animals to be seen. Now, don't do the cruise but most DEFINITELY rent a kayakor paddle board and travel the 5 mile river it is absolutely define and the best experience I've ever had. The water is gorgeous and perfect temperature for swimming. Paddle boarding was 35$ kayak is a little more expensive. Don't be afraid to fall in it really is so nice!! Saw animals that time yes I did. You will not regret it. It will be the best time ever.

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