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Swimming Pinups: The Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Posted by Liz T. on

Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida has been the home of a legendary mermaid show since 1947, in which talented and glamorous swimmers perform in a crystal-clear natural spring. The audience watches these timeless performances from a man-made theater that is embedded in the side of the spring and submerged 16 feet below the surface. The Weeki Wachee show was created by Newton Perry, a former US Navy Seal Instructor and noted swim performer, who turned this stunning natural feature into the ultimate 1950s roadside attraction.  Weeki Wachee is the deepest known freshwater cave system in the United States and the actual bottom of the spring...

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