Weeki Wachee is a town with a name as quirky as its main attraction – the famous underwater mermaid show. Found in north central Florida close to the Gulf Coast and about an hour north of Tampa, Weeki Wachee proudly bills itself as "The Only City with Live Mermaids." At Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, the water bubbles up from the aquifer at a consistent 74 degrees. It is so remarkably clear that you can see the limestone walls more than 100 feet away through the glass windows of the theatre. Inside the theatre, located 20 feet below the water’s surface, human mermaids have been performing for more than 63 years. Also nearby are several hotels and restaurants, all of which help to make your visit complete.