In Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Florida, there’s a mermaid show — and there has been for 70 years. It’s one of the United States’ oldest roadside attractions, and it still does three shows a day. At least, provided the local wildlife doesn’t get in the way.
Articles on the mermaid auditions:
New York Times article from 2003, before the state of Florida took over the park: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/12/us/sad-days-for-mermaids-of-the-sequined-sort.html
A more recent and positive article from 2013: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/14/rise-of-the-mermaids-weeki-wachee-florida
Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)