Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
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.
Super economical! Perfect for the family and just a really great place for all ages. The Mermaid shows are absolutely magical! ♡ - We go every year in January to see the manatees. - if you decide to go within the months of June and July for Buccaneer Bay, I highly recommend you getting there before the park opens and stand in line. (Totally worth it if you have patience) ;)
It's wonderful that this park has been preserved as a state park. It's such a fun place to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed all of the shows and presentations, the boat ride, and of course, and especially the mermaid show. You should definitely see this park. Go during the off-season if you want to be able to see and do just about everything in a reasonable amount of time. The staff are all terrific.
This place definitely has some history to it, but I haven't been here until recently so I can't speak much to that. I can say that it is an interesting place to visit, but I don't see this as a spot to come spend all day. The activities are worth trying but there aren't a ton of them, and if you're interested in using the water park here you should check first to make sure that it's open.
Lovely place to visit! Mermaid shows daily. Also includes wildlife show and boat tours. Water slides on weekends and summer. I highly recommend renting a kayak and going down the river it's stunning. I went at the end of November and was even able to see some fall colors on the leaves.
What an awesome experience! I'd recommend hitting it on a weekday to avoid the weekend lines that go ALLLLL the way to the road. I mean we stood in it and we still had a blast that day! If you're planning on waiting it out, be sure to grab an umbrella (from the hot sun) and cool drinks!