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The Florida Mermaid Trail is a one-of-a-kind driving tour that showcases the rich cultural history and stunning natural beauty of Hernando County, Florida, home to the iconic Weeki Wachee Mermaids. Along the trail, visitors can discover a series of impressive mermaid sculptures at various locations throughout the county. The Florida Mermaid Trail is a must-see destination for locals and tourists alike.

Mermaid Magic Alive at Weeki Wachee for More Than 75 Years

10 Tampa Bay – June 15, 2023

Following the launch of Disney’s latest movie, “The Little Mermaid,” Great Day Live set out to uncover the magic of Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida, a place where mermaids have been mesmerizing audiences for an impressive 75 years. John Athanason from Florida’s Adventure Coast explains the inception and realization of the recently introduced The Mermaid Tale Trail in Hernando County.

Mermaid Sculptures Unveiled

Hernando Sun – January 20, 2023

On January 12, the mystical grounds of Weeki Wachee Springs became a living, nature-made gallery of beautiful artistic masterworks. A lovely sculpture garden was unveiled, brimming with the likenesses of enchanted sirens, each of which stood in noble tribute to a Hernando County historical landmark.


Weeki Wachee Springs State Park Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Mermaids

Fox 13 Tampa Bay – January 12, 2023

Charley Belcher visited Weeki Wachee Springs State Park for Florida’s Adventure Coast Visitors Bureau’s unveiling of The Mermaid Tale Trail.

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park celebrates 75th anniversary

10 Tampa Bay – January 12, 2023

The Weeki Wachee Springs State Park celebrated its 75th anniversary on Thursday. The park, known for its underwater mermaid performances, honored the anniversary with a new exhibition called “The Mermaid Tale Trail.” Unveiled to the public, the new exhibition features 28 mermaid statues painted by local artists.


Weeki Wachee Springs State Park celebrating 75 years

ABC Action News – January 12, 2023

Florida’s Adventure Coast Visitors Bureau will unveil the brand new Mermaid Tale Trail, a partnership with the Hernando County Fine Arts Council and Brooksville Main Street. Twenty-seven mermaid statues will be placed throughout the entire county. The statue was hand sculptured, and the face case is that of an actual Weeki Wachee mermaid.


How Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will celebrate 75 years and its famed mermaids

WUSF News – January 11, 2023

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will unveil 28 new mermaid statues inspired by mermaids who have performed there on Thursday at 10 a.m. The park will unveil them to celebrate its anniversary in an exhibition called “Destination Mermaid: The Tail Trail.”


Weeki Wachee to Celebrate 75th Anniversary with unveiling of The Mermaid Tale Trail

Gotta Go Orlando! – January 10, 2023

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, a mermaid sculpture trail was created as a legacy to the history of Weeki Wachee Springs and a celebration of people and memories that have made it one of Florida’s most iconic attractions. This week sees the 75th-anniversary celebrations of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, home of the world-famous Mermaids. In honor of the Park’s anniversary, 26 mermaid statues that are to be placed throughout Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville-Weeki Wachee, creating a trail of public art in the form of mermaids will be unveiled.


Mermaid Trail unveiling to take place Jan. 12

Hernando Today – January 9, 2023

On Thursday, Jan. 12, the 75th anniversary celebration of Weeki Wachee Springs will begin at 10 a.m. with remarks by park and county officials, followed by the unveiling of 28 life-sized mermaid statues, as well as a plaque recognizing the Adagio statue in front of the park as a National Historic Landmark.


Celebrate Seventy-Five Years of Florida’s Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Garden & Gun – January 9, 2023

Ever since it opened in 1947, the charmingly kitschy Weeki Wachee Springs, which is now a state park that sits an hour and a half west of Orlando, has been holding its own among those other Florida attractions you may have heard of. For one thing, it’s got mermaids. For another, the mermaids swim and dance in crystal-clear water fed by an ancient spring.


Meet the Mermaids