One of the very best places to have a real life mermaid encounter? At the intersection of 50 and Route 19, you will find Weeki Wachee Springs, “the world’s only city of live mermaids.” (population: 12) and a 538-acre state park.
The Mertailor, Eric Ducharme got his start at Weekee Wachee.
They offer a “Sirens of the Deep” camp for aspiring Mermaids.
The New York Times wrote a great article about the “Last Mermaid Show”