Would you like to see mermaids? Who wouldn’t? After thousands of years and multiple legends about them in many different cultures, mermaids continue to charm and even educate humanity. Their stories have blurred the lines between fact and fiction, inspired countless voyages, and mesmerized men and women with their enchanted ways. Images of them reveal such grace and beauty in the water. Fortunately, some wonderful people have created mermaid shows so that all of us can experience a little real life wonder and fun, without watching a movie, scouring the internet, or looking through libraries. The US has some excellent real life mermaid shows that are sure to leave you in awe.
Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida
Weeki Wachee may have an official population of only a dozen people, but since 1947 this place just north of Tampa and Clearwater in Florida has been a tourist attraction and home to the world’s most famous mermaid show. Weeki Wachee Springs is actually a Florida state park. The shows boast 28 full-time mermaids who perform 30-minute sets three times daily in a setting filled with fascinating marine life and exhibits.
The Sip ’n’ Dip Lounge, Montana
If you think that landlocked Montana isn’t the place to go to see mermaids, you would be mistaken. Once voted by GQ Magazine as the number one bar on the planet worth flying to, the Sip ’n Dip Lounge in Great Falls is truly a sight to behold. An expansive pool with windows behind the bar house mermaid shows seven days a week as you listen to the legendary Piano Pat sing. With a large drink menu and kitschy tiki decor, this destination is one where you come for the mermaid show but stay for the ambiance.
Ripley’s Mermaids, South Carolina
Located in vacation hot spot Myrtle Beach, SC, the beloved Ripley’s Aquarium is already home to hundreds of species of marine life – and mermaids. With live shows and even ‘meet and greets’ with the mermaid performers, Ripley’s Aquarium is a great place to take your family.
The Silverton Casino’s Mermaid Aquarium, Nevada
Las Vegas is known for many things – desert, casinos, shows, and more. Add mermaids to that list. At the Silverton Casino’s Mermaid Lounge, you can watch an interactive feeding show with real life mermaids in a huge tank. Watch these breathtaking creatures in daily performances as they feed exotic and beautiful marine life right before your eyes. As you can see here, kids and adults alike love it, especially how interactive the show is.
Downtown Aquarium’s Mystic Mermaids, Colorado
Yet another unlikely location for a mermaid show – high above sea level. At the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, you can be dazzled by the Mystic Mermaids. With regular shows in the latter part of each week, including dining shows and ‘meet and greets’, this is an amazing opportunity to watch mermaids swim with their aquatic friends. All performers had to meet exceptional standards to be part of Mystic Mermaids and they’ll even educate the audience about the importance of looking after our natural environment.
Dive Bar, California
Located in California’s capital city, Sacramento, the name Dive Bar is meant literally. For on top of their sleek decor and extensive drink menu, they allow you the opportunity to witness mermaids and mermen swim among the fishes in a 7,500-gallon tank. Marvel at mermaids swimming above your head as you sit at the bar. This is definitely a mermaid show you don’t want to miss.
Let’s face it… mermaid shows are fun! It’s not that easy to find and see mermaids in the open ocean, so the next best thing is to see them up close as you relax, drink and dine in comfort. I’m ready to book my next vacation right now.
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