mermaid statue

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Brooksville Main Street

Mermaid Location

28 Russell Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
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Wondering where to begin your mermaid journey? Let the Mermaid Tale Trail Passport guide you. We've put together an itinerary featuring a recommended path to discover all twenty-seven statues, starting from our Welcome Center in the charming historic district of Brooksville.


A very popular mermaid on Florida’s Adventure Coast, this mermaid has many friends that enjoy her company, including fish, sanderlings, lizards, frogs, and others. A sea turtle appears to be coming out of a cavern, while crabs and various seashells are always nearby. She is frequently seen holding a water lily.

About the Artist:

Gary Duquette

Currently living in Spring Hill, Florida, Gary is a one-of-a-kind artist that truly loves to share his craft with the world.

Gary is primarily a watercolorist, but has developed methods to paint with wine, coffee, and beer using traditional watercolor techniques. He has painted over forty wall murals, both inside & outside! A few of them can be viewed in historic downtown Brooksville. He teaches group and personal lessons in almost any medium. He had a studio and custom framing shop in Stafford, VA, for twenty years before moving to Florida.”