Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mermaid Travel Sites

This article was featured yesterday on CNN.com. From Mermaids: Entertainers with a tail By Katherine Dorsett Bennett, CNN:

Mythical mermaids have fascinated humans for centuries, and alluring creatures in bikini tops and fish tails seem to be keeping the love alive.

One of the first mermaid shows in the United States can be traced back to Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida, where mermaids debuted synchronized ballet moves at an 18-seat theater in October 1947.

Mermaid shows have evolved from that Florida roadside attraction off U.S. 19. Here are five spots where mermaids are making a big splash.

(The article discusses each location, so go there to read more, but I have found links for each location and included them here:

The Sip 'n Dip Lounge: Great Falls, Montana

Downtown Aquarium: Denver, Colorado

Dive Bar: Sacramento, California

Wreck Bar: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Silverton Casino: Las Vegas, Nevada

And did you know that my Mermaid and Other Water Spirit Tales From Around the World book will probably be the bestselling book in the SurLaLune library by the end of the year? It has already surpassed all of the books but Sleeping Beauties!


  1. The only kind of mermaid I ever think of when I hear that word is Ariel from the fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.” It definitely is interesting to know that there are locations where you can see a mermaid performance being done, and even take your child there for his or her birthday. I think next time that I visit Denver, Colorado I will have to take a personal visit to the Downtown Aquarium and get the full experience. It said that you could even swim with the mermaids, and that would definitely be a once in a life time opportunity I wouldn’t want to miss. The article states that mermaids have fascinated humans for many centuries, I know for a fact that when I was young I absolutely loved washing the little mermaid, and even today I am a big fan of that cartoon. It is good to hear that people are still keeping up with these kind of wonderful mermaid legends, even if they are not necessarily real a part of you still ends up believing it and enjoying the excitement of the performance.

  2. I have the mermaid book, but none of the others so far. I posted a link to it on my facebook, and I know at least one of my friends bought it as well. (I will admit that I haven't read the whole thing!) I'm really excited about the Cinderella one because it's my favorite tale type, in all it's variations (I know that may seem pretty conventional of me). I have collections of Cinderella variants, the Cox book, and the Rooth one, novelizations, etc., more than any other type of fairy tale. But if this one is anything like the Mermaid one, it will have the most versions I've ever seen in one place, and I can't wait to read some that are new to me.

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