Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Weechi Wachee Springs


This roadside attraction about an hour north of Tampa, Florida began operating in 1947. The main feature of the park, which included a natural spring, was the Mermaid Theater, featuring lovely ladies who frolicked underwater, using special air hoses to breath. The place was at its most popular in the 50's and 60's when elaborately staged underwater shows regularly played to sold out crowds.
Today, the park is run as a state park, and there's water slides and flume ride. And the mermaids live on, since mermaids live forever.
Check out this video:

4 comments:

Sheila said...

It looks like an early version of synchronised swimming. :)

Postcardy said...

I love cards like that of strange tourist attractions.

Lyneen said...

Interesting I watched the video... amazing that the mermaids are still around... I guess it helps that the park has evolved with time!

CafebyJW said...

Look likes they are swimming in aquarium?

Nice pick!

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